Movie Review: Birdman (The Best Film of 2014)


or: “The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance”

A good trait of a film is that it can hold the audience’s attention throughout its entirety.  When the opening credits appeared synchronized with the wickedly catchy soundtrack, I was glued to the screen.  The opening shot of the film establishes that this is going to be a drama that blends true human emotions with a tiny dash of fantasy.  The film feels likes a prime time Broadway play; its caricature of a man with an identity crisis, a man who is in conflict with everything around him, who struggles internally as well as externally, is told through a brilliant filming technique that immerses the audience in his world.

It was the best film of 2014 that I saw.  And my second favorite, behind “Whiplash.”  It is an incredible piece of film making, and it is definitely worth a watch.

Author: dky1

A graduated (but still caffeinated) student. I write mostly politics and movie reviews in the Third Cup blog, and some fiction, short stories, and gaming journal on the Loner's Diaries blog.

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