The Disarming Optimism of ‘Ed Wood’

When Tim Burton made a movie about about the worst director of all time, it was with sympathy, charm and a whole lot of angora sweaters

Johnny Depp and the Lie of the Heroic Misfit

The acclaimed actor played characters who made being an outsider seem inspiring. Now his greatest performances feel tainted by the disgraced man he’s become.

Do Barbers Really Cry When They Watch ‘Edward Scissorhands’?

And, while we’re at it, what do topiary artists, ice sculptors and dog groomers think of the character’s skills?

Amber Heard Was Never Enough of a Victim

Johnny Depp loyalists promote a dangerously oversimplified understanding of domestic abuse