Each week new movies open in New York (and online) by the dozen. The Voice reviews all of 'em. Here's some you might not have heard about that got our critics excited.
A ghoul screens in Brooklyn
Llyn Foulkes’s portraits haunt the American dream
The Tim Burton you liked is back
Help Pee-wee find his bike
French artist Alexandre Dubosc uses food to build beautiful zoetropes, whirling cylinders that tell a story on loop, like an old-fashioned gif. His latest piece, inspired by Tim Burton, is a whimsical chocolate cake with teeth, bones, and googly eyes.
The ship of horrors sails again
Sweden's Cirkus Cirkör returns to BAM
Naturally, Tim Burton has brought an extremely vivid look to his adaptation of Dark Shadows, based on the '70s soap opera about a vampire who's only marginally weirder than the people around him. The film also has a terrific soundtrack featuring period pieces by T. Rex, the Carpenters, and other od ... More >>
Johnny Depp still hasn't seen The Tourist and neither has anyone else, but that's long been demoted to a footnote in his otherwise jazzy career. The chameleon-like voice of Rango has just applied his scissorhands to the part of Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows, the Tim Burton-directed re-creation o ... More >>
Check out my new best friends, sisters Lorraine and Sabina Belkin. They're glammed-up go-getters who just opened Duo Restaurant and Lounge in the growing NoMad area, conveniently located near my house. And the place has some facinating touches, like menus that magically light up when you o ... More >>
via Burtonstory.comTim Burton, president-elect of weird, is writing a short story on Twitter, and he wants you to help. Normally we're against writing for free (at least on principle), but it's Tim Burton, which means the exception becomes the rule. Plus, we have a certain kinship with Stainb ... More >>
Cirque du Soleil's worst nightmare
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Check out this super fun video of me riffing on my favorite movie stars for movieline.com. I gab about everything from Nick Worthington's accent as the son of Zeus to Tim Burton's casting challenges as the father of weird cartoons. They call me the "Hollywood kid" and they plug the Voice. A ... More >>
The combination of feverishly imaginative arrested child Tim Burton and the wry cartoons of Charles Addams are such a perfect fit it's a wonder it took so long for Burton to direct a 3-D stop-action animated movie of The Addams Family (not to be confused with the musical version currently on ... More >>
Not nearly curiouser and curiouser enough
Tell em Large Marge sent ya
What may we expect of a third Mike Bloomberg term? Few people pay closer attention to city politics than Wayne Barrett, so he's your man for "A Bloomberg Score Card: The Mayor's Hits and Misses." He still thinks "the self-serving reversal of term limits was the greatest abuse of power I have ... More >>
Edward Scissorhands closes the "Movies With a View" series
Tim Burton (right) receives the plaudits of MOMA assistant curator Ron Magliozzi. Candy-striped bondage gear, sagging walls spurting Technicolor blood, a menacing gingerbread man crying for his death. And finally, an evil (and, ostensibly, drag-queen) witch incinerated to thick, graphic sm ... More >>
If it aint broke, dont fix it
Ellen Page makes this stuff work
Tim Burton makes Sweeney Todd his gory, grisly, bloodstained own
And stunning, where Bardem and the Coens are concerned. Plus other dark visions, and peaceful chats with Mamet and Lauper.
Skeleton glee: Burton taps the pop-gothic semi-culture for a merrily macabre puppet folktale
A decent Factory: Tim Burton's enjoyable Roald Dahl redux delves into Wonka weirdness
An almost grown-up Tim Burton buys a pack of Spielbergian lieshook, line, and stinker
Gorillas in Our Midst