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Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Big Eyes

This is Burton operating at his most subtle & affecting. The commentary on artistic integrity, complete with digs against the way art is broadly marketed & critiqued, is deeply felt. As is the thematic & stylistic emphasis on the world of 60s kitsch, reminiscent of earlier works by the same director. It loses momentum in the third act, but remains a sensitive look into an abusive relationship, brilliantly performed.