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Monday, January 12, 2015

Birdman (Alejandro G. Iñárritu)

Riggan Thomas, once known quite well to cinema goers as an iconic super hero called 'The Birdman', had recently turned down a fourth installment of the franchise. Now washed up, he attempts to reinvent himself as a director by staging a new adaptation of a Raymond Carver short story called 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Love'. The events leading up to the Saturday night premiere prove to be one disaster after another as the original lead actor is injured while on set and Riggan scrambles to find a replacement, and the replacement proves to be exactly who he needs - a method actor who takes the job way too seriously. But Riggan has a hard time juggling between the set, his replacement actor, his equally washed-up daughter, and a number of other disasters that prevent a proper staging of the play. Meanwhile, a New York Times critic who Riggan has to woo threatens to shut down production of the play before it even starts with a nasty review of the opening night performance.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, Jeremy Shamos, Andrea Riseborough, Merritt Wever, Merritt Wever

My thoughts on this film: I am probably the only one who did not like it at all. The only thing that kept me from walking out in the middle was the respect I have for all the great actors included therein. Otherwise, the story was boring, probably as washed-up as the main character and the dialogues were just a waste of time.
I seriously cannot understand all the fuss created around this film.

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