There was a time when Tim Burton was considered an exciting filmmaker, when his aesthetic seemed daring, inventive and unmistakably his own. But that seems like a while ago after seeing "Dark Shadows," his eighth collaboration with Johnny Depp and their weakest yet.
Still, as you know, we like to be glass-half-full around here. So while "Dark Shadows" feels like a visual and thematic recycling of Burton's previous work, it does give us the chance to look back on the director's five best films. Cue the Danny Elfman score:
5 Favorite Tim Burton Movies
•May 10, 2012
AP film critic Chrissy Lemire lays out her 5 favorite Tim Burton movies.