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Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Francis Levy | Posted 10.29.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Somewhere in Alejandro's Inarritu's Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) lurks a decent short story.

This Is What It's Like To Be Famous Today, According To 2014's Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment

If we're scouting out trends in movie releases, 2014 could be seen as the year Hollywood's intestines were splayed out for dissection and observat...

Is Michael Keaton's Birdman Buddhist?

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 10.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Michael Keaton's palpable, frenetic energy paired with an earthly and likable humanity as an actor makes him the perfect choice for this role.

Yes, Birdman Is 'All That' -- An Essay

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 10.22.2014 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

Our 'hero' -- Riggin (literally and figuratively) -- is haunted by the voice of his iconic movie character, Batman, er, Birdman. He is often in the throes of human despair. Or he experiences what might be called the 'magic realism' of levitating, flying and causing much mischief.

Birdman Is an Astonishing New Film

Jay Weston | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jay Weston

Yes, this is a surreal movie experience which will leave you laughing, reeling and talking incessantly as you leave the theater. And that's what it's all about, isn't it?

Why Alejandro Iñárritu's "Birdman" Will Sweep The Golden Globe Awards And Academy Awards

Ira Israel | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

"Birdman" encapsulates almost every classic male protagonist from Icarus through Faust, Charles Foster Kane, Willy Loman, Stanley Kowalski, Jake Gittes, Tony Montana... every man's dire quest to ultimately to be heard, be appreciated, and to be not just admired but loved.

Birdman: Existentialist Selfie

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

The story rushed headlong into all the hard questions revolving around love, death and what gives life meaning, but they were overlain with the pop culture vagaries that make everything and everyone seem shallow these days.

Movie Review: Birdman -- Taking Flight

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.16.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The premise itself will bring a chuckle, if you get it. A former movie action star, Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), wants to win back his legitimacy as a serious actor. So he has not only written a stage adaptation of Raymond Carver short stories, he's directing it and playing the lead role.

Matthew Jacobs

'Birdman' May Just Be The Best Film Of The Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment

The 52nd annual New York Film Festival came to a close on Saturday night with Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of I...

Zach Galifianakis Thinks Being A Celebrity Is 'Dumb'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.14.2014 | Entertainment

Few people come away clean in Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," a scathing satire that takes down Ho...

The Venice Diaries: Amos Gitai, What Is a Celebrity and the (Attempted) Murder of Italian Cinema

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.04.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Perhaps if we lifted our collective eyes away from Twitter and Instagram, we would discover that great cinema celebrities are right here among us all.

The Venice Diaries: Kicking Off With a Bang, and a Birdman

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

While most girls dream of interviewing George Clooney, I have always wanted to sit across from actor Payman Maadi, from the Oscar-winning Iranian film A Separation.

Why Pierce Brosnan Turned Down Tim Burton's 'Batman'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.21.2014 | Entertainment

Before he was Bond, Pierce Brosnan was almost Batman -- but he couldn't take the superhero seriously. The actor revealed during a Reddit AMA on Wed...

'Birdman' Trailer Proves Michael Keaton Is Set For A Comeback

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 07.31.2014 | Entertainment

The full-length international trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s new film "Birdman" has been released, and, man, is it a doozy. The movie ...

This Is What The 'Batman' Premiere Looked Like 25 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

Wait 'til you get a load of these pictures from the Los Angeles premiere of 1989's "Batman." Tim Burton's film debuted in theaters 25 years ago today,...

Take Me to Your Leader: All the Way on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.26.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"Are you ready for your history lesson," asked the usher at a recent performance of All the Way at the Neil Simon Theater. Please! All the Way is way ...

No Need for Need for Speed

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Need for Speed is a movie based on a videogame of the same name. As such it has a built in audience with it from the start. All others will sign on at their own risk -- of boredom

Week in Film: Bad Words, Need for Speed and more

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jason Bateman makes his directing debut with Bad Words, the rudest comedy about an adult dealing with kids since Bad Santa.

Michael Keaton Thinks Ben Affleck Will 'Be Great' As Batman

Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment

Another former Batman has issued his support for the future Batman. Michael Keaton, who starred in Tim Burton's 1989 and 1992 Batman installments, ...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: RoboCop

Dan Persons | Posted 04.19.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

We're much happier debating the degree of goodness of a truly good film than hashing over how much a misfire sucks rubber donkey lungs.

"RoboCop" Has Soul

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.17.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review Jackie K Cooper ...

ReThink Review: RoboCop (2014) -- A Drone By Any Other Name

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

With a film so beloved, I guess it's inevitable that there would be a remake. But instead of being a toothless, needless, sanitized imitation, I'm happy to report that the new RoboCop is willing to make significant changes and swing even harder at its political commentary.

These Movie Stars Proved Us All Wrong In The Best Way Possible

Posted 11.14.2013 | Entertainment

We all take an interest in the careers -- and the career moves -– of others, but when it comes to movie stars, our fascination is lifted to a whole ...

See Samuel L. Jackson As 'Rush Sharpton' In 'RoboCop'

Posted 11.07.2013 | Entertainment

The new trailer for Sony's remake of "RoboCop" arrived on Thursday, showcasing the film's action-packed set pieces and a pair of likely scene-stea...

Celebrating 25 Years Of 'Beetlejuice!'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! The classic film directed by Tim Burton came out 25 years ago, and tells the story of the recently depar...