Birdman

By April 3, 20152015 FilmFest

(Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

April 19, 2015 12:05pm

SilverCity Theatre B

Director:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cast: Michael Keaton, Find Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone
Runtime: 119 minutes
Language: English
Rating:  14A

Academy Awards: Best Picture, Director, Beauty Original Screenplay, Cinematography

Golden Globes: Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical, Screenplay

BAFTA Awards: Best Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Editing, Music

Screen Actors Guild Awards: Entire cast

170 other cinema awards

“Birdman offers two hours of thought-provoking entertainment. “—James Berardinelli, ReelViews

“It’s a dazzling display of virtuoso cinematic technique and ’71 showboat performances.”–Andrew O’Hehir, salon.com

Michael Keaton delivers wholesale nfl jerseys a go-for-broke performance as a washed-up movie star making a frazzled bid for artistic credibility in Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), the multi-award winning surreal black comedy.

The film ricochets around the scuffed backstage dressing rooms and corridors of the Broadway wholesale nfl jerseys theatre where Keaton’s former Hollywood hotshot, Riggan Thomson, is trying to shed his past as an iconic cinematic superhero by staging his own arty adaptation of a dour Raymond Carver short story.

His fellow actors, family, and fans throw all manner of crises in his path, but his screen avatar is Football his biggest problem. An insistent nagging voice in his ear, his alter ego just won’t let him pursue his dream in peace.

Birdman hurtles at breakneck pace between farcical backstage comedy and neurotic fantasy, with Keaton’s Selma own superhero past wholesale nfl jerseys giving an extra comic fillip to his vanity-free performance. His co-stars are tremendous, too, notably Emma Stone as Riggan’s damaged, fresh-out-of-rehab daughter, and Edward Norton as a Broadway actor who takes Method realism to absurd lengths, with Lindsay Duncan contributing a vivid cameo as a wholesale jerseys sour New York Times theatre critic.

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