Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu. Cast: Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan, Lindsay Duncan, Andrea Riseborough. 119 min. Rated R. Drama/Comedy.

We've all heard this is an ironic movie, because of all actors, Michael Keaton plays a stage actor who used to be famous for a superhero role he once played (Batman, anyone?). But this movie is far beyond that. By upgrading to Earth-shattering levels Hitchcock's technique of filming an entire movie in a single shot (contains flashbacks, and happens over several days!), Iñárritu tells the enchanting story of a man who's ready to die to fulfill a dream. It doesn't matter what others think; it only matters if he thinks he accomplished that dream. Trust me, you'll remember this one.

Mo says:


  1. After rave reviews from you and CBG19 I really want to see this one but alas it doesn't seem like it's coming anywhere near my part of the globe. Oh well, one to watch out for on DVD!

    1. Thanks for reminding to watch CBG19's review! But do not despair, because this is Oscar fodder, and I believe it will go into wide release soon.

  2. I did jump the gun a bit, it doesn't get a general release in the UK until January 2015, so I may get the chance to see it after all!