Presented by James M. Tate / 12/30/2014 / 1 Comment / 2014 , amy adams , biopic , christoph waltz , tim burton
TIM BURTON DIRECTS BIG EYES
|year: 2014 rating: *1/2|
The 1950’s is never really shown in a positive light, and hasn't been since… well… the 1950’s. And here we’re reminded that men are the only people who had it good during that era… Especially if they marry well… The man, that is: For in the case of fast talking Walter Keane, played by fast talking two time Oscar winning Christoph Waltz, a strategic partnership earned him a career as a famous artist, "his" work going from galleries to posters to postcards...
|Not A Bingo|
Which is intentional since she’s stuck with a con artist charlatan using her talent for his fame, and their money. The biggest downside is he’s a plagiarizing jerk and ultimately becomes borderline psychotic…
Yet Christoph Waltz’s performance is so outrageously over-the-top right off the bat, there’s no progressive arc: Instead of going from A to B he starts on a frantic C and never slows down, waxing so much poetic there’s hardly a character visible at all... At least not a realistic one. Just another chance for Waltz to steal a movie that, unlike those paintings, is completely his to have and to hold, and never let go of.