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Ed Wood

4

As Tim Burton's fantasies become more and more mechanical, here's a reminder of what he can do when he's actually fired up about the subject matter. A loose biopic about a unique anti-talent, Burton's tribute to Ed Wood - - supposedly the worst director of all time - - refuses to guffaw behind a cupped palm. Instead, it's vivacious, affectionate and vividly lensed, with Johnny Depp nailing Woods' infantile zeal, and an Oscar-nabbing Martin Landau offering a caustic but stirring Bela Lugosi.

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