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The 10am showing had an almost full theater, which is almost unheard of for a movie that’s not focused on teenage boys with lots of things getting blown up. But it was for good reason — Birdman is a very original story with great performances from Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and the rest of the cast.  An aging actor, whose biggest triumphs were in playing Birdman in three hit movies in the ’80s and ’90s, now wants to prove his mettle on Broadway, as does Naomi Watts.  Edward Norton is the “true” Broadway actor with lots of disdain for the Hollywood stars who drop in on Broadway. But this isn’t “It’s Only A Play” by any means.  A journey into schizophrenia, teenage drug abuse (Emma Stone just out of rehab), and a wonderful script make this one worth seeing.  And then we’ll discuss the ending….

Howard Morgan


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2 Responses to “Birdman”

  1. Won’t forget it.the whole intense experience.the sound track amazing including music from the death of klinghoffer.all performances top notch and the wonderful weirdness? Why is it moving when he jumps and flies? I don’t know but I loved the film.need to discuss the ending too.

  2. i loved extraordinary soundtrack too! thought it was amazing. very good film.

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