With <i>Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children</i>, Tim Burton’s peculiarity now means predictability.
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With Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Tim Burton’s peculiarity now means predictability.

Life can be harsh when you are a peculiar child, but self-acceptance is what makes you stronger. Despite a rather banal message and a confusing storyline, the last Tim Burton is a feast for the eyes. Jake Portman (Asa Butterfield), is a banal teenager who leads a boring life in a suburb of Florida. Since … Continue reading

Australian Culture / Cinema / Language in Society

Beyond Words : Non Verbal Communication in Samson and Delilah

One of the most puzzling elements in Thornton’s movie is the almost complete nonexistence of dialogue. Still, the absence of spoken words is counterbalanced by the use of a wide range of other means of communication, such as gestures, actions, gazes and sign language; an alternative range of communication means very popular in Aboriginal culture. … Continue reading