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Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Subtext is incredibly sad. A wounded boy disappears into a story told by his grandfather; a child of the Holocaust who saw men become monsters. In the story, dead children killed by war remain frozen in time. The narrative then becomes an attempt by the boy to reconcile with his grandfather, through death. Burton's imagery is some of the most beautiful of his career, though not always well served by Goldman's script.