ByJanna Dk MacDonald-Walsh, writer at
Both known and forgotten horror films of the 20th Century
Janna Dk MacDonald-Walsh

This review is a late coming out, but that only because I only recently watched out of sheer curiosity, and I'm glad I did. Probably one of the most awesome movies of the year. Michael Keaton plays Riggan who is a former big name action star, who is trying to recreate himself as an actor by developing and starring in a play. As well as putting on the play, Riggan is trying to reestablish his relationship with his daughter Sam (Emma Stone), who is just out of rehab and has developed a strong attraction towards an erratic actor named Mike (Edward Norton). Throughout the film you are given the impression that Riggan is more than just the Birdman he use to play in his action films, in fact you start to question whether or not he is Birdman. The constant guessing throughout the film is exciting and frustrating at the same time, but by the end you will know with 99% certainty who he actually is. The film is amazing from beginning to end with stellar performances from Keaton, Stone, Norton, and Naomi Watts (Lesley), and amazing camera shots that give you a very interesting perspective of life in the theater. Incredible film, and I hope to see it walk away with some of Golden Globes it was nominated for this year


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