Friday, 6 February 2015

Birdman (2014)





Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Lindsay Duncan, Merritt Wever, Jeremy Shamos, Frank Ridley, Katherine O'Sullivan, Damian Young


Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), famous for portraying an iconic superhero, Birdman, struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.


Alejandro González Iñárritu is a fucking genius. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is an ironic, intelligent and surreal film that certainly needs to be seen more than one time.
For a moment I thought this film would have had a Black Swan finale - Riggan just wanted to be perfect and does what he does - and I really liked the end. 
The cinematography is outstanding: it involves the viewers in such a manner that makes them feel like part of the crew.
The score, by Antonio Sánchez, is simply perfect: the rhythm of the drums perfectly blends with the story.
The cast is fantastic: Michael Keaton is mesmerizing; Zach Galifianakis proves to be a good actor; Edward Norton seems to be born to play this role; Emma Stone delivers a fantastic and intense performance. 

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Riggan's dressroom mirror: "A thing is a thing, not what is said of that thing." - Susan Sontag

Mike Shiner: Popularity is the slutty little cousin of prestige.

Birdman: You were larger than life, man. You saved people from their boring, miserable lives. You make them jump, laugh, shit their pants. All you have to do it... That's what I'm talking about! Bones rattling! Big, loud, fast. Look at these people. Look at their eyes. They're all sparkling. They love this shit; they love blood. They love action, not this talky, depressing, philosophical bullshit.



1 comment :

  1. I also LOVED Birdman, check out my review!