BIG EYES
2014, The Weinstein Company, 106 min, USA, Dir: Tim Burton

Director Tim Burton reteams with ED WOOD screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski for an insightful look at another outsider artist. Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) painted portraits of children with huge, doleful eyes that became famous in the 1960s – after her husband Walter (Christoph Waltz) attached his name to the works and mass-marketed them. Jason Schwartzman, Krysten Ritter and Terence Stamp costar in this colorful portrait of a woman not content to stand silently behind her man.


THAT GUY DICK MILLER
2014, Autumn Rose Productions, 91 min, USA, Dir: Elijah Drenner

Dick Miller came to Hollywood in the mid-1950s as an aspiring writer but soon became one of the movies’ busiest character actors, with more than 175 film roles and more than 2,000 television appearances to his credit. This funny and candid documentary tells Miller’s story in his own words, along with those of such colleagues as Robert Forster, Mary Woronov, Joe Dante and Roger Corman. Augmented by animation and hundreds of rare clips, this upbeat look at the irreverent performer shows just why “that guy’s in everything!”


SAINT LAURENT
2014, 150 min, France, Dir: Bertrand Bonello

Selected as France’s official Oscar entry, this stylish biopic follows the life and career of iconic fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent (Gaspard Ulliel), from 1967 through 1976.


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