We Reviewed Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) on Netflix
A washed up actor known for playing a superhero in the late-80s/90s (played by an actor known for playing a superhero in the late 80s/90s) tries to put on a broadway play to feel relevance and re-energise his career , and thanks to the entire film being shot as if it’s one long take, it’s a real rollercoaster ride.
The film is packed with moment-to-moment interactions that are fun, tense and even weird at times and it helps that it has an amazing cast that includes Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and more. The film bounces around between being a realistic take on Hollywood and Broadway, and a completely nutty psychological trip with a man that has a very overactive imagination powering his midlife crisis.
The film won the Academy Award for best film, and it’s easy to see why. It was immensely enjoyable.
[Reviewed on Netflix]