Angelina Jolie, Richard Linklater and more vie for Oscar Gold
Tim Burton ("Big Eyes")
Pros: Burton again brings an interesting designer's eye to the story of an artist, just as he did with "Ed Wood." He's picked up two Oscar nominations to date (though both were in the animated feature film field).
Cons: It really might be his least compelling film in a long time. Working from a fairly flat script that tells the Keanes' story in a straight-forward, pedestrian manner, there's just nothing about the film that marks it as a stand-out.
- Kristopher Tapley