Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: Tim Burton’s film mixes the enchanting and the grotesque, the lovely and the scary; in other words, the director is back to his favorite element. The story is a bit of a mindbender, as time-travel tales usually are; it also doesn’t allow most characters to be minimally distinguishable from each other (besides which the powers they have). The cast is charming enough, considering how much they have to do. The visuals are not as baroque as one would expect; cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel’s images are beautiful and polished (even if the colors can be too much on the nose, at times). The highlight is the efficient visual effects.