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  • Daring and imaginative, 'Birdman' is a cinematic tour de force

    When I first read the thumbnail on this one washed-up Hollywood action hero seeks redemption by staging serious play, with most scenes transpiring backstage at a Broadway theater I thought, what a boring excuse for a bit of meta navel-gazing that will interest no one outside the profession. Couldn't have been more wrong.
  • Review: 'Birdman' ★★★

    Review: 'Birdman' ★★★
    "Birdman" proves that a movie — the grabbiest, most kinetic film ever made about putting on a play — can soar on the wings of its own technical prowess, even as the banality of its ideas threatens to drag it back down to earth. Much of...

    Film Review: 'The Silent Storm'

    Few things in film are more dispiriting than the spectacle of very good actors giving very bad performances -- and there's already a surfeit of onscreen gloom for viewers to contend with in "The Silent Storm." A sincerely but shakily conceived narrative...

    'Birdman' soars feathered and unfettered

    In "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," Michael Keaton is something of a cross between an aging Icarus and the emperor with no clothes — metaphorical until the tighty-whitey Times Square streak. As a latter-day celluloid superhero...

    'Birdman' ascends to the greatest of heights

    At the beginning of "Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)", Michael Keaton's brooding, jittery Riggan Thomson, a Hollywood star faded from view, is in the lotus position, in his underpants, meditating. In his own mind at least (and isn't that...