Thursday, December 04, 2014

Highly recommended: the trippy Keaton - Inarritu comedy Birdman at RFC Dec 5 - 11


A lunatic actor (Michael Keaton, subtly hilarious), once a winged superhero, is the eponymous Birdman. He is staging a comeback in a midtown Manhattan theater in a serious if maladroit play. Thereupon his ego, his family, his career and the actor himself come to raving, hysterical apotheosis. A perfectly insouciant Emma Stone, head-whipping Ed Norton and manic Zach Galifianakis make the film a rave.

Extraordinary vibe created by DP Emmanuel Lubezki.

Run time: 119 min., R.
Dec 5 - 11
Robinson Film Center

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