Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)


Directed By: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Starring:  Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

Sullywood Rating: 8.5/10

There are certain movies that when its finished, you literally say “Wow”.  There are also certain movies that are so groundbreaking that you struggle to describe it to friends and family. And then there are also certain movies that win Best Picture at the Academy Awards and you say “Yup”.  Birdman: Or….(hell no I’m not typing that big ass title the whole time) qualifies for all of the above.

I finally got my hands on the Best Picture winner and I was not disappointed.  What art, what genius.  I kept asking myself, is this really happening?  They weren’t kidding?  This freakin’ movie is seriously presented all in one shot?  Yes, yes it was.  For a movie with no “action”, there really was never a dull moment.  The constant movement between actors and locations kept you entranced within the confines of the movie the whole time.

Michael Keaton and Emma Stone, I can’t say enough words to describe how good they were.  Now I can’t say they deserved the Oscar over the actual winners because I haven’t seen Eddie Redmayne or Patricia Arquette in their respective movies, but damn were Keaton and Stone gooooooood.  Ed Norton also did Ed Norton things, which means own every scene he was in.

Its so very hard to describe a movie that you literally laughed out loud how awesome it was.  The reason I sound like a broken record is because I am just too giddy over the one shot concept of this film.  Its just too different and frankly too cool to not love this movie.

While the ending itself is quite confusing and up for miles of interpretation, the film as a whole is truly a masterpiece and you would be doing yourself a disservice by not seeing it.

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