I was really surprised that I liked this. Didn’t know what to expect. Michael Keaton is superb. I’m a real theatre buff and didn’t know there was so much of that in this film. Yes, some celebrities aren’t real actors, but Michael Keaton certainly is a fine actor. He has Batman in his past, but he has more. The direction of this film was superb, I wouldn’t change a thing. His (Michael Keaton’s) inner voice is the Birdman lifting him up out of the depression and rage into self respect. A lot of things ring true in this film. Do see this and prepare for surprises. Another star in the film is Manhattan, a real sense of the city is in the film.

Museum of the Moving Image Salute to Ron Howard

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