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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...

    '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...

    Broadway for fall 2014: 'Last Ship' and a boatload of big names

    Broadway for fall 2014: 'Last Ship' and a boatload of big names
    Few longtime observers consider 2013-14 a vintage year for Broadway. So weak was the overall slate that most of the new offerings were outsold by longer-lived shows from previous seasons. When it came to serious new musicals with original scores, the...