Birdman: Masterwork of the Year
By Bryan C. Kuriawa
On rare occasions, a certain film comes along that makes a viewer question how they view cinema in general. For writer Alejandro González Iñárritu, that often results in long extensional debates over existence and how such cinematic monstrosities are conceived. However, this is not one of those unfortunate occasions as we look into the latest film from Iñárritu.
Once a popular actor known as the cinematic superhero Birdman, Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) has fallen on hard times. Desperate to restart his career, he puts all his effort into a self-produced adaptation of a Raymond Carver short story. Battling with financiers, actors, his manager, his daughter, a miserable critic, previews and his psyche, Thomson discovers more than anticipated.
Nominated in multiple categories at the 2015 Oscars, “Birdman” is a superb film for this year’s award season and for audiences. With Alejandro González Iñárritu at the helm, led by Oscar-nominated actors, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, and Emma Stone and featuring a creative and unique storyline, we have the finest film of 2014. Truly an excellent movie for all those interested in one with Oscar anticipation.
Final Rating: 10/10.