Zach Galifianakis does solid, funny work as Riggan's friend (and lawyer), who believes in Riggan but also knows that they need to make things work on the bottom line.
the movie's at its best during Riggan's, let's call them, ''delusion sequences'', when he's imagining himself flying or using telekinesis while Birdman makes fun of him.
Keaton's character goes on to berate this woman critic, explaining that she risks nothing with her pen, ripping a man's livelihood to shreds, while he risks everything with his play.
FIlmed to appear as if it was filmed almost entirely as one long take (though if you have ever done any editing it's pretty easy and fun to pick out where they hide the edits in the film, there are only a few), the film follows the story of a former movie star (Michael Keaton) plagued by his past en...
The third act of the film gets a little unfocused, but the film does feature some inventive camerawork (the art of the hand-held camera has rarely been utilized to greater effect) and I loved the musical score, which was almost all percussion, something I have rarely seen but really worked for me, a...
by The Sci-Fi Slob
Birdman is the story of a washed-up middle aged actor who used to play a super hero character called 'Birdman'.
by Citizen Rules
Then the film turned into an actually superhero film with Keaton and Birdman flying in the sky and explosions and the usually CG that goes with it.
On a number of occasions the film breaks away from him to focus on the characters that surround him so it doesn't really work there either, not unless the entire film is all the delusion of one single man, namely Riggan.
One of the most applauded and not the least excellent characteristics of the movie 'Birdman', is the rather impressive fact, that almost the entire approximately two hour long running time is captured in a visually stunning and ultra-ambitious manner, that shockingly presents the entire multi-layere...
the film doesn't really offer much of a resolution for either her character or Norton's or the both of them together - the resolution that we get for her is tied into the film's ending which makes it more about Keaton than Stone so I'm not sure how effective it really is.