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Film Review: Birdman

"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.
Birdman can be likened to being a satirical accomplice to Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this film, it confuses me at times with it’s supernatural elements. The fantasy and reality blends in quite smoothly to where I found myself trying to distinguish reality from fiction. The ending is left open to interpretation, and fittingly so. I would say that this is a psychological movie that takes you on a journey into the actors souls. The depiction of the inner struggles is fascinating but also quite sad to observe. It doesn’t lend the best message to deal with inner demons and that may be unsatisfactory for some viewers. What it does accomplish is a true sense of reality, even though it seems quite grim. Ultimately the film's ending is for you to decide.

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