Is Birdman going to be an Oscar contender? After a festival run, the film currently stands at 94% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes, with Variety calling it a “triumph on every creative level” and Screen International saying it’s “a beautifully performed and smartly scripted black comedy.” Praise is being lavished on the film’s star, Michael Keaton, as well as director Alejandro González Iñárritu, and it could be one of Fox Searchlight’s big Oscar pushes.
Coming to theaters on October 17, 2014, Birdman also stars Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Naomi Watts, and Lindsay Duncan.
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Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an 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.
-By Rebecca Murray
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