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Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) - To be or not to be
Birdman is a dark comedy drama about Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) who is an out of job Hollywood actor famous for playing the superhero Birdman in blockbuster movies decades earlier. Riggan consistently talking to it’s own voice of his alter ego Birdman, who criticizes him, and he imagines himself performing supernatural powers when he is alone by himself. Riggan wants to reinvent his career as finest theatre artist by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway adaptation of Raymond Carver's short story "What We Talk About, When We Talk About Love". The movie is about Riggan’s emotion, his fragile personality and his battle to be able prove himself as well as people around his surrounding as co-artists, his daughter, his ex-wife and a lover.
Birdman is one of it’s kind movie with great story line and amazing performances by each character. The direction is superb especially with fast camera movement inside Broadway backstage and the background music of drums which is in sync with storyline in perfect manner. Michael Keaton acting is one of the best acting we have seen in a long time and Edrwad Norton gives his finest performance as passionate theatre actor. It also has good set of finest actors like Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough and Zach Galifianakis, each one of them has done their part with brilliance.
The movie has great scene and moments and I foresee this movie is going to be a cult in coming time, the way it has portrayed failed artiste life, mass madness towards blockbuster movie and business of art critics with a superb climax scene, no wonder it has highest Oscar nomination.
This is a must watch movie and I am planning to watch it time and again.