Birdman ★★★★½

Technical. Beautiful. So well done. The acting was great at times. The times it wasn't, I believe it wasn't supposed to be, so that's interesting. I really want to love this film. But I don't. But I really, really appreciate it. In my heart it's a solid 3 stars, but I want to give it 5 stars, because BRAVO.

This is the same way I felt after I watched The Master, Gravity, and to a lesser extent, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

In the end, it's a touch too pretentious for me, but it gripped me with it's talons and didn't let go the entire film.

The more I think about it, the more I like it, but I think I hoped it was going to be something else, which is more on me than on the film itself.

**UPDATE**

Upon thinking more about this film, I've upped my ranking on it and have given it a spot in my top 100. I may remove it tomorrow. I probably won't.