Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
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Actor Riggan Thomson is most famous for his movie role from over twenty years ago of the comic book superhero Birdman in the blockbuster movie of the same name and its two equally popular sequels. His association with the role took over his life, where Birdman is more renowned than "Riggan Thomson" the actor. Now past middle age, Riggan is trying to establish himself as a true artist by writing, directing, starring in and co-producing with his best friend Jake what is his Broadway debut, an adaptation of Raymond Carver's story, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. He is staking his name, what little artistic reputation that comes with that name and his life savings on the project, and as such will do anything needed to make the play a success. As he and Jake go through the process of the previews toward opening night, Riggan runs into several issues: needing to find a replacement for the integral supporting male role the night before the first preview; hiring the talented ... Written by
Birdman is a powerhouse of cinema. Throwing away the commentary on critics and the movie industry and artistic integrity; it's still a live, thriving beast that has so much unpredictability in every scene. It has raw, powerful, career-defining performances, ridiculously impressive camera-work, surrealistic cinematography and an always involving story that gives the film ground even with it's surrealistic moments (something the Tree of Life lacked a bit). You can just feel the energy, the tension, and the off-beat score drum score is impeccable. Anyway that's all I have to say about Birdman. It's my 2nd favourite film of all time (after Synecdoche, New York) and the only problem with this film is that it's too big, too alive to watch on a normal television screen. Honestly, it's not Gravity, Avatar or even Intestellar. This is the definitive cinema experience. 10/10
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