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Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

This film came out in the US all the way back in distant 2014, giving critics ample time to drool over it. It didn’t get a general UK release until 2015, thus I categorise it as a 2015 film. Now permit me to share in drooling over it.

“Birdman” focuses on an actor, played by Michael Keaton, trying to make a come-back by putting on a play in New York City.

Like I said, critics have been eating up this movie. Half the run-time of the trailer is floating text from people saying how great it is.

And I have to admit, they are all 100% right. This is an incredible movie.

Take a bow, guys. You've earned it.

Take a bow, guys. You’ve earned it.

Michael Keaton was born to be in this movie. Ben Affleck may be the new Dark Knight, but he would have been no match for his caped-crusading predecessor in Birdman!

A number of these actors, including Keaton, are famous for roles in both the big and low budget film industries. And what seems like the battle within artistic circles between pleasing the crowd and doing something artistically worthwhile is profoundly presented  here.

There is a particular technique in this film’s direction which I won’t dare spoil for you, but you will notice and it really adds to the movie experience.

If Birdman was released in the UK in 2014, it would be at the top of my “12 Days of Movies” list.

There are no perfect films, but I can honestly think of no real flaws here. I wanted to applaud as the credits rolled!

January is generally when the stinkers of Hollywood come out in the US (we still have to look forward to Tak3n), but thankfully in Britain, we get the fashionably late arrivals to our theatres from across the Atlantic which are absolutely worth the wait.

Recommended Scenario: When you want to experience something truly magical in the cinema.

If what I have written tells you that you would like this film, you can book tickets to see it at your local Cineworld here.                                                                                       Cineworld

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This entry was posted on January 4, 2015 by in Film Review, Released in 2015 and tagged , , , .
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