Regular Guy Reviews: Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)


A great cast that turned in amazing performances in a film that tries to appear to be one continuous shot but, more importantly, is filmed as play (accomplishing scene changes the way a play would, through the magic and medium of film). But you don’t care about that, do you? Me pontificating¬†about my taste, let’s get to the meat of what your taste needs to be!

Do See If:

  • You enjoy dark comedies
  • You enjoy plays or will not be taken out of the movie by there being no seeming cuts (except for twice)
  • You enjoy the deconstruction of a man, his life, and his ego
  • You’re a massive fan of Edward Norton or Michael Keaton as actors
  • You want to see Ed Norton’s bare ass
  • You enjoy jazz

Don’t See If:

  • You prefer straight forward cinematography
  • Depression is a trigger or sore spot for you
  • You need a movie to be completely realistic or completely fantasy, as this movie swings back and forth
  • You want a simple ending
  • You’re expecting any kind of a superhero movie
  • If you don’t enjoy movies that move a bit slow or meander

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