"Birdman, The Oscar winning drammedy shows what happens when we listen to the tiny voices inside our head."'Birdman' stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor best known for playing a superhero who's now trying to seek redemption on Broadway. I wasn't a huge fan of this film. “Birdman,” is a black comedy directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Keaton plays a washed-up actor who scored decades before as a winged movie superhero and has never been able to escape his adorned celebrity status. Keaton seeks his redemption on Broadway. As the director, adapter, financer, and star of a show staged at the St. James Theatre in Times Square. The playis based on a Raymond Carver short story. Keaton wants to do something that he, at long last, can be proud of.
The biggest draw to the film is that it mirrors Keaton's real life, of course,as you know he was the original movie Batman, and, gifted as he is, his subsequent acting career has been decidedly hit-or-miss (mostly miss). The entire film, which is being hailed as a commentary on the perils of fame and ambition, is very meta.