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24th October
2014
written by Adam

Striving to make something of his acting career years after playing the iconic superhero Birdman, Riggan (Michael Keaton) is looking to prove his worth and abilities to the world by adapting, directing, and starring in a production of What We Talk About When We Talk About Love on Broadway. And, adding to the stress of any typical theatrical production, Riggan is also faced with the stresses of a daughter fresh out of rehab (Emma Stone), a Producer ready to burst (Zach Galifianakis), actresses on the brink (Naomi Watts and Andrea Riseborough), and last minute addition and wildcard heavyweight Mike Shiner (Edward Norton). This could be Riggan’s undoing as the show preps to open, How will the critics take to this Masterpiece, and what of the voice inside his head that just won’t quit?birdman Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, this wildly creative, imaginative, and otherworldly experience brings the viewer remarkably close to the insanity of the acting world in a way that can only be best described as “an experience.” One part magic, dashed with raw truth and creativity, hit squarely between the eyes of what appears to be a cinematic impossibility– the entire film is designed to appear as one continuous shot, a testament to the acting chops of the ensemble. And, for Keaton, a certain sense of what could be a parallel between his character and real life but is more likely an amazing shade of irony. With subtexts and subplots stacked heavily on top of each other, the richness of this work of art sits with you like a satisfying meal, digest slowly. This is a must see, no if ands or buts, GO! Birdman is rated R

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