Monday, 29 December 2014


Had a very good time watching the movie Birdman today starring Michael Keaton. Directed by a Mexican film director Alejandro González Iñárritu who made a vaguely remembered movie a few years ago with Xavier Bardem called Biutiful. But this movie which I only had half an idea about seeing it some time but went past the cinema just ten minutes before it started and bought a ticket.

It appeared to be a washed up movie actor producing and acting in a play and all the troubles within and around it and how it effected him with his experiences of being a screen super hero, was actually very fascinating. It seemed to be the sort of film that might have been inspired by the Coen Brothers and Woody Allen, steering off perhaps in the direction of the oddity of when Terry Gilliam is making a movie based on someone else's script. 

There was wonderful slightly confusing deliriousness of overlapping realities where one start to ask what is real and what isn't and never have a final answer, in that way it might be said to have a touch of the recent Walter Mitty movie about it. But it showed that Michael Keaton despite not having much of a career over the last decade and so on, still has some go in him as a leading actor. This film is not likely to interest fans of superhero movies very much.

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