Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Starring: Michael Keaton, Ed Norton
Ohhhh, how good it is sometimes to go the local movie house and enjoy a talkie. In the same way the The Congress inspired me earlier this year, Birdman knocked Narry Borman of his size 3 feet. It all works so well: Michael Keaton is really unhinged, the setting of the theatre house is a perfect backdrop to his increasingly uncertain life, all of the subcharacters rotate around his madness like planets in a solar system, and the music... that was a stroke of genius.
In a similar way to The Congress, there is a fascinating mix of incredulous imagery and ghastly reality. There's also a combination of laugh out loud humour and touching poignancy. Narry B has no idea how a film this good is made... it must take genius, hard work and all the right circumstances in terms of casting and location. Go watch it.