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BOOK REVIEWS COMING SOON!!!!
"...As beautifully crafted a film as anyone could ever hope to see..." Variety "...SLEEPY HOLLOW is gorgeous filmmaking that brims over with funhouse thrills and ravishing romance..." Rolling Stone "...Fine cast..." -- 3 out of 5 stars Premiere "...Depp is as good here as he was in ED WOOD and DONNIE BRASCO, which means the movie has a lot more going for it than special effects, as sizzling as they are..." USA Today "...Entertaining and sometimes rather elegant....This is the best-looking horror film since Coppola's BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA..." Chicago Sun-Times "Tim Burton goes to town with the spooky style and whacked-out characters that he loves so much..." Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's breathtakingly visual with ravishing production design....SLEEPY HOLLOW is an absolute treat."Ultimate DVD
"...[BIG FISH] brims with storytelling sorcery and Burton makes it glitter....[A] marvel of a movie..." Rolling Stone "...BIG FISH turns into a wide-eyed Southern gothic picaresque in which each lunatic twist of a development is more enchanting than the last..." Entertainment Weekly "[Burton] is surely one of the most prodigiously imaginative filmmakers around....There are, true to form, some startling scenes in his new movie, BIG FISH." New York Times "Burton cranks up the visual comedy of the character's self-mythology and lets it rip, sometimes to joyously dizzy effect." Los Angeles Times "[T]he movie gets better as it goes, as Steve Buscemi and Helena Bonham Carter show up and the story works its way to a finale that can make grown men sniffle."USA Today "[A] great-looking film, with a fantastical visual style that could be called Felliniesque if Burton had not by now earned the right to the adjective Burtonesque."Chicago Sun-Times "The father-son confrontations are tart..." Movieline's Hollywood Life "[W]e get a rare Burton fantasia that evokes other American magic voyages." Sight and Sound "This one proves Tim Burton's an absolute master." Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "BIG FISH is a work in pictures -- and what dazzling pictures they are -- infused with a great big heart."Ultimate DVD
"...Rick Baker's ape makeup creations are wonderfully varied...and represent a definite leap beyond what was possible 33 years ago..." Variety "...This remake of PLANET shows a sparkling guile....The jokes and scares build to a lovely touch....Mr. Wahlberg has mastered the fine art of underplaying..." New York Times "...[Roth gives] a performance of gnashing wit and ferocity....The apes in PLANET OF THE APES have character....The movie is all but destined to become Burton's second hit in a row..."Entertainment Weekly "...These creatures snarl, swing from trees and bare their teeth with startling authenticity, and each one looks different. Baker's work is monumental..." Rolling Stone "...The key reason for Burton's preeminence is very much on display in PLANET OF THE APES, and that is his exceptional visual gift..." Los Angeles Times
"...Nicholson keeps things moving higher and higher..."Los Angeles Times
"[I]ts collage of postmodern in-jokes, tonal shifts and cinematic samples displays experimental ambition worthy of Godard, Tim Burton or the Coens." Uncut
Rolling Stone (9/3/92, p.67) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "...a shrewd and cohesive collection of rock, country and folk that utilizes a broad palette of simple yet subtle instrumental touches..."Spin (9/92, p.105) - Highly Recommended - "...Simultaneously whimsical and brooding, these tracks define Burnett anew--he's a rock & roll Tim Burton..."Entertainment Weekly (8/7/92, p.61) - "...Burnett's highly moralistic, deeply religious compositions tilt nobly at the windmills of human weakness, both global and personal. Of such honest, cathartic communications are masterpieces made..." - Rating: A+Q (10/92, p.79) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...brilliant... fundamental Burnett...his voice, guitar and a packing-case drum sound echoed up for spanking, slapshot rock & roll: the tradition lives!.."Musician (8/92, p.90) - "...the settings are never less than exquisite...A remarkably absorbing album..."Audio Magazine (11/92, p.120) - "...THE CRIMINAL UNDER MY OWN HAT is like an album of some great Bob Dylan songs that Dylan never wrote...his skewed imagery and lyricism are ever-fascinating as he gazes into the apocalypse..."Stereophile (2/93, p.211) - "...T-Bone's best...[Burnette] splits his time between raging attacks on the status quo (`We could go on a mission to get all politicians and preachers off the air') and the kind of love songs that'll still be in fashion 50 years from now..."
"...The Hughes Brothers' goal here is to make an epic of savagery, and they are brilliant at ambience and details....A conspiracy-theory thriller with brains and a heart..." New York Times "...Sensational and accomplished....A horror film of genuine artistry and excitement. The Hughes brothers work with commanding restraint..." Entertainment Weekly "...Impressively realized, confirming the Brothers as formidable visual stylists....The shadow-drenched Prague studio sets help sustain a sense of claustrophobia well suited to a tale of endemic corruption..." Sight and Sound "...It's a true auteur movie, perfectly in sync with the brothers' previous output and delivered with a dry, subliminal message..." Total Film "...A rich, atmospheric film....The movie feels dark, clammy and exhilarating -- it's like belonging to a secret club where you can have a lot of fun but might get into trouble..." Chicago Sun-Times
Down Beat (p.77) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Corea and Burton communicate at rarefied levels of technique and imagination through five Corea originals and three standards. Both deploy their massive gestural arsenals without inhibition..."JazzTimes (p.83) - "What has always made this duo magical comes flooding back with 'Bud Powell,' the opening track....They spontaneously intertwine complex ideas at high speed, responding to one another with the reflexes of superstar athletesMojo (Publisher) (p.111) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Tim Garland's symphonic arrangements, recorded at the Sydney Opera House, coax the understated exhilaration of Corea/Burton favourites like 'La Fiesta' and 'Crystal Silence' to explode into heart-racing, widescreen drama."Record Collector (magazine) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I] convincingly demonstrates that the passing years have not diminished or dulled Corea and Burton's respective musical imaginations. Sensational stuff."