#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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 Broadway name, Mike Shiner, for that role, Mike who ends up being difficult to work with and who may end up overshadowing Riggan in the play; having to deal potentially with a lawsuit based on one of his actions to ensure success; needing to be there for his daughter, Sam, who he has hired to be his production assistant and who has just come out of drug rehab; and pleasing the New York Times critic, Tabitha Dickinson, who wants to use any excuse to give the play a scathing review which in turn would close the show after the opening night performance. But Riggan’s biggest problem may be his own insecurities, which are manifested by him constantly hearing what he believes to be the truth from the voice of his Birdman character, who he often battles both internally and externally.
Plot: A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and family prove more difficult than expected.
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**mounting spontaneity** or (dumb luck)
It’s not fair.
I love Raymond Carver, long takes, theatre, Batman, NYC rooftops and alleyways, the blending layers of self-referential fiction, delirious fantasy, the creative process, the insane logistics of run-on cinematography, the seamless assembly of shifting environments, stepping into unresolved mental spaces, demonstrations of solitary madness and the unbearable anticipation of being, being judged, being booed, un-being, unhinging, delusional uppers, existential downers, magic surrealism, telekinetic fury, dreams of flying, throwing tantrums, the fragile yet invincible ego, immaculately constructed chaos, the recurring climax of ending it all — where the blazes is that blasted improvisational drumming coming from? — oh there, and there, so absurd, don’t stop, the shot must go on, the show must go on, “You are not important, get used to it,” she said, but so much angst overwhelms him, tethered to a feathered fantasy, a nagging reminder of what once was, or could have been, refusing to believe it’s too late to soar to former heights, yet grounded by time and gravity, trapped in a narrative, caged in a fabrication, “You’re an actress, honey,” says another, “you have no self-respect” and all actors are game, Keaton and Stone zoned-in, knowing the pain, pretending to not care or pretending to matter, failing to be authentic, acting over acting, meta-acting meta-fiction meta-filmed with a meta-critical message: yeah, we’re all messed-up and meta-fµcked, but after shooting your nose to spite the ruse, by unmasking the unexpected virtue of ignorance, peeling off layers of pretense and self-importance, you just might find a momentary strain of pure, uncomplicated innocence.
It’s not fair. I love this sh*t!
“I’m nothing. I’m not even here.”
The story to Birdman is about an wash up actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
Okay in my review of Whiplash I bought this movie up mid way through the review just to give a heads up of when I’m going to watch it, because Birdman was my most anticipated film of 2014. But just like every time I really wanted to see a film so baldy I have to wait for a while until I finally get a chance to watch it, story of my life really. But anywhere, I was really looking forward to this movie ever since September, and now finally seeing the film I can safely say that Birdman is one of the best movie of 2014.
I always know that Micheal Keaton was the kind of movie star that will pick any random movie role just because… well he what’s to be important and still show to everyone that he still got it, I guess. Early last year he was in two movies that were pretty blah, and that was The Robocop (remake) and Need for Speed, and those films just made Keaton look like he was just cashing it in just for the sake of it. Until I watched this movie and seeing Micheal Keaton’s performance and thinking to myself “Wait is Keaton giving probably his best performance I’ve ever seen in my life? I think he is”, because Keaton in this movie pretty much pulls of the best performance I’ve seen him in his all career. His character in this movie is like a washed up actor who had everything like: the love from the critics and he’s fans. Yeah he still dose have that Keaton thing that he always dose in his previous movies, but the scenes where he plays his character (Which is himself if you really look at his character in this movie) but anywhere he still gives a strong and believable performance that at times give me flashbacks of the good old days when he still had roots and felt like he isn’t just cashing it in. I hear a lot of Oscar buzz about his performance in this movie, and I wouldn’t be surprise if he wins because he totally deserves it. Excellent work Keaton.
Edward Norton is also in this movie and played a familiar character to himself has the hard to work with actor that at times doesn’t follow the lines that he was given or even the direction he was told. We already know that Norton is a fantastic actor in his previous work, but in this movie his performance could be descried has stellar and insanely good.
Emma Stone is this movie and of course like most of the actors I named off so far who were outstanding in this movie and well you can already guess what I’m going to say next. Emma Stone acting in this movie was just terrific and marvellous to watch. It’s good to see a real break out performance from her more than the lay back ones in her other movies. Nice one Emma. The other cast in the movie like Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis both did good as well.
The whole movie is shot to look like it’s all in one shot and my mind was just blown away by that fact. There were scenes in way I said to myself “Oh my god is it one shot?”, well I can already imagine the stress, hard work and how many takes they had to do to get it, and boy did it pay off nicely, because I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen. I dared myself to look away from the beautiful cinematography and the impressive editing used in the film.
The movie has a brilliant message about film critics today that doesn’t feel like it’s in your face message that you normally get in movies. There’s a scene in this movie and by the way it’s not a spoiler, but I really need to get this out the way first. Micheal Keaton character starts having a rant over this theater critic who is going to give a bad review to he’s play when she hasn’t even seen it or any of the premieres. He talks about how she only users big words that nobody will say in person and shes to lazy to come up what she really thinks about it so she users big words just to fill in the sentence. This movie probably has the best rant in movie history and Keaton in that scene shows how good of a actor that he is.
For problems in the movie: I really don’t have any to be honest.
I loved this movie and yes I’m coming out be saying that. This isn’t just the best movie of the year and such, no this is just flawless film making right here. Birdman and Whiplash are the two films I will highly recommend to people, because those two films are my favorite films of 2014.
for once the academy got it right
With all due respect to Eastwood’s American Sniper, the academy actually got it right with this pick for best picture. Every actor and actress in this given the space to breathe life into characters, every monologue and dialogue hits like a ton of bricks, every scene tries to get towards some fundamental truth of human nature only to have the next scene undermine that character and that purported truth. It’s amazing that in the era of comic book universe movies that something like this can get made at all. An absolute must see before you die movie.
It is the most boring film ever. I wonder why so many people love it. Every time I started to get interested, they would play that annoying jazz drumming. My friend said it was better than “The Judge”, not even close. From start to finish, that moving is an interesting story. From start to finish, I didn’t care about any of the characters in this film. It won’t get wide release because it won’t appeal to most people. I have a theory that it will appeal to people that like jazz. It’ll win awards because it appeals to critics. Oh, a spoiler, the plot is boring. I will say the actors did a really good job. I didn’t have a headache when I went in but by the end of the film I did.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Writer Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Raymond Carver (play)
Actors Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Kenny Chin, Jamahl Garrison-Lowe
Awards Won 4 Oscars. Another 188 wins & 291 nominations.
Production Company New Regency Pictures, Le Grisbi, M Prods
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa M, Leitz SUMMILUX-C and Zeiss Master Prime Lenses, Arri Alexa XT, Leitz SUMMILUX-C and Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema