Michael Keaton plays an ageing, has-been movie star trying to make his comeback on Broadway. The problem is he's up against disastrous previews, an angry daughter, a mercurial co-star, alcoholism, a pregnant girlfriend, and a hateful critic. Meanwhile, his inner voice- manifested as his titular alter ego- encourages him to jack it all in and fly kamikazee style from the rooftops. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu directs with an off-kilter style and tongue in cheek sensibilty, yet keeps up the pressure and claustrophobia of the drama by shooting almost the entire film in one, long, unbroken and brilliantly audacious cut (although there are some cuts near the beginning and end). Performances are a delight from everyone, although the standouts might be Ed Norton and Emma Stone as well as Keaton himself.
It's already a gorgeous film thanks to the cinematography and lighting, but presented in its screen-filling 1:85 aspect ratio and razor sharp definition its a genuine treat to watch on blu.
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Keaton soars to new heightsReview of Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Blu-ray by lucasisking, Sep 24, 2015.This item was purchased for 12.99 from Sainsburys in 2015. The reviewer still owns this product.