Saturday, April 4, 2015


It won best picture at the Oscars, but it was a hard movie to find, unless you are near all those art house film places. Of course, some of us, might still say, "Huh...I wonder why it won best picture?" Michael Keaton's Reegan Thomas wants to believe he's that actor that even great playwright Raymond Carver noted on a cocktail napkin, not typecast as Birdman from some blockbuster films he made. Oh, he's got a lot going on in his head. He's selfish and never quite been there for his family, but he still wants to act..and he's found actors who want the spotlight just as much as he does. Its a dark film with his alter ego playing a lot of the shots in his life. Its kind of crazy. Its a look at what goes into a play and who plays the part. Yet the director did give that feel of a story within a story through the winding tunnels and thin hallways that lead a path of sometimes success and sometimes not. Its not a film for everyone. However, it was a great chance for Keaton and his counterpart Norton to have some very intense dialogue with the audience.


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