11.06.2014 Birdman


I have never liked Inarritu, but this was sold as a departure for him and the trailer looked fun. sadly this is not fun and not as far from his other films as the marketing would like you to believe. it is just an ugly film with an outlook that hates life and all of the characters that we see. Even the technical bravado, which I was hoping would be a highlight even if the content didn’t work for me, was distracting and felt superfluous. Keaton and Norton did a great job with all of the bs they had to say, but that couldn’t save it for me. I just wanted it to be over and it kept dragging along.