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The Best Films of 2014

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

It's not like Michael Keaton's career was kaput, but it seems like he raised himself from the dead with this invigorating performance. Mexican director/writer Alejandro González Iñárritu gave Keaton a plum role.

Michael Keaton: 'I'm Batman'

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment

Michael Keaton is really not jealous of new "Batman" star Ben Affleck. Asked in an interview with Shortlist if he felt envious of Affleck's turn in th...

Hamm-Strung at the Gotham Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.04.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The annual celebration of indie films kicking off the vibrant awards season every year gets more glamorous, honoring the outstanding and risk-taking films that are going to make it to Oscars.

Matthew Jacobs

How The Seamless Frenzy Of 'Birdman' Came Together

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment

There's a moment in "Birdman" where actor Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), performing a preview of his new Broadway play, is desperate for fresh air. ...

And Now 'Birdman' Gets An Oscars Boost

AP | Posted 12.02.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — The showbiz satire "Birdman" won best film at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, along with best actor for its star, Michael Keaton...

Birdman

Marcia Liss | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marcia Liss

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NaNoWriMo: Writers, Ban 'Birdman' from Your Brain

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

After seeing Birdman I decided every writer should see this movie. That's especially true if you're desperately hammering away at that novel you're trying to finish for National Novel Writing Month.

What Really Happens At The End Of 'Birdman'?

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment

This post contains spoilers about the end of "Birdman" If you're still trying to figure out exactly what to make of the last shot in "Birdman," you...

'Birdman' and Keaton Will Amaze You

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"Birdman" is a rare bird of a movie. It is unexpected, surprising and in some ways shocking. It is first and foremost one of the most intriguing and entertaining movies of the year.

Is Birdman Michael Keaton's Best Performance Ever?

Culturalist | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Culturalist

The buzz around Michael Keaton's star turn in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) got our users wondering: "Where the heck has he been all these years?" As it turns out, Keaton has quietly been racking up some iconic performances that may finally get an overdue honor from the Academy this February. Here's how they ranked his best:

The MovieFilm Podcast: Interstellar and Big Hero 6 + Jon Stewart on Rosewater

Zaki Hasan | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

We share our takes on the new Michael Keaton starrer Birdman, and then dive deep into Christopher Nolan's epic new film, Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, and discuss why it may be a 2014 favorite for both of them.

Birdman: The Meaning Of Flight

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

The dialogue is fast-paced, spiced with clever double entendre, Hollywood in jokes and literary and social references. The direction is crisp with fluid camera streaking through the theater's backstage, to the roof and even out into the surrounding theater district streets.

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 12.16.2014 | 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 12.03.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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...