Review: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Birdman is one of the best films about acting ever made. Stellar performances from Edward Norton and Emma Stone, as well as a career-defining one from Michael Keaton, elevate this surreal story of an down-on-his-luck actor looking for something to prove into a masterwork of the craft. Each actor, like their characters, fall so deeply into their roles that the line between what is fiction and reality, is both literally and figuratively blurred. The story’s ambiguity, along with the constant bizarre dark humor, and the incredible vision of director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, make Birdman one of most unique pictures recent years, and easily one of the best of 2014.

My Rating:

4/4

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