Let's get a few things out of the way:
The cinematography is bar-none some of the best of the year. Arguably the best.
The performances in Birdman are magnificent, everyone really kills it.
That being said, I found myself unsatisfied when Birdman was over. Maybe I built it up a bit too much in my head, but I think it has more to do with the fact that for a film that critiques modern-movies that are all flash and no…