Birdman (2014)

Michael Keaton shows us why he is still in the business with this rare and layered performance, where we not only hear the voices in his head, but see the havoc created in his life.

What he has is probably not a clinical affliction, but the result of ego, insecurity and performance pressure. In any case his histrionics are well supported by an equally whacko ensemble, all of whom seem to have alter egos to match the (in)sanity quotient of the group.

What results is an alarmingly inspired series of events which can make you think either of two things. A) why do I understand this?? B) how do I understand this?? Thankfully I thought the former, so I came out knowing what the pursuit of fame can drive people to.

A dark comedy with awkward moments which seem perfectly normal if you dive in to the world written, produced and created by director Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

3/5

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