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Birdman (review)

Review of Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) added (SEE LINK). It got the Zanuck Best Picture award today, usually a precursor of Oscar success. 9 more words

Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Birdman perched on the edge of reason

Birdman   ★★★★★   dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

This extraordinarily ambitious black comedy about a desperate actor having a nervous breakdown is funny, sexy, brave and bold… 276 more words

Andrea Riseborough

Birdman Soars Above The Rest!

Director Alejandro G. Inarritu delivers an outstanding film. Mastery on so many levels! One week after I’ve watched it, I am still reeling from its brilliance. 607 more words

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Review: Birdman (Or: The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

*****

This review originally appeared on Scannain.com

In numerous ways, Birdman is miraculous. For starters, it’s a miracle it exists. It’s unapologetic in its sarcasm, and makes no bones about the targets it lines up for an almighty mocking. 1,217 more words

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"Come Now, We Can Begin the Day"

THEATER REVIEW: A Delicate Balance
Golden Theater, New York, January 18, 2015

“I was wondering when it would begin… when it would start.”
-Claire

For the first forty minutes of…

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One Mann's Movies Film Review: Birdman

At one point in Birdman “or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)“, Michael Keaton as ‘celebrity turned serious actor’ Riggan Thomson rants at a vicious New York Times critic Tabitha (the excellent Lindsay Duncan – – “About Time”; “Dr Who: Waters of Mars”) about how all critics lamely fall on “labels” and “comparisons” to describe their subjects, never getting to the guts of how the art made them actually FEEL. 787 more words

Film Review

Review: Birdman

The illusion of a single shot is one of several remarkable things about Birdman. Its clever form compliments its ideas, its actors each on top form as a collections of narcisists and unpleasant egos. 204 more words

David Rank