I dont know how to feel about this on as a whole. On one hand, the first half is a complete bore minus a couple of scenes. On the otherhand, the second half is unexplicably moving. Basically I should just stick to genre movies.
Oh man, wtf.
I knew nothing about this movie and it knocked my imaginary socks off. First off, this is a hell of a debut by Kevin Phillips. It's atmospheric out the wazoo in the realm of Lars Von Trier minus the porn. The editing is slick as hell, the cinematography adequate and the soundtrack is fitting until the lack there of which only enhances it even more. I've seen the Stand by Me and Donnie Darko comparisons and I…
"Popularity is the slutty little cousin of prestige"
The worst thing that I can say about Birdman is that once you realize within the first couple of minutes that the whole film is essentially one long take, it almost becomes distracting by how impressive it is. Yes, Birdman is great. The acting is spotless. The direction is impeccable. The editing is seamless. The writing is topnotch. So I guess the only thing holding me back from a "perfect" rating is that I just don't ever see myself revisiting Birdman, but maybe that'll change overtime.