directed by Tim Burton (2014)
Big Eyes is probably the film Burton did where he made himself the most discrete to leave room to the story.
It’s based on the true -and otherwise hard to believe- story of Margaret Keane, who found herself ghost-painting for over a decade for her husband to take fame and credit.
The film looks almost effortless, as if the story was tailored to play each talent’s strength, from Burton and his team to the actors, without getting anyone out to their comfort zone.
That gives for an easy and pleasant watch. I wouldn’t say the film itself is remarkable, but it’s solid and the story itself is definitely incredible.
Watch the trailer:
Big Eyes was selected in the Monthly Creative Menu #21, which was emailed in October 2015.