Since its reveal as the opening film at the Venice Film Festival last year, Birdman has gone from strength to strength, more than living up to the hype that’s surrounded it. It has already won critical acclaim and a few awards, and there is certainly an expectaion that it can pick up its fair share of Oscars this weekend, too.
This is Alejandro González Iñárritu’s fifth feature film, and considering the critical success he’s received for his other features to date, this film was onto a winner from pre-production. Iñárritu has an inate ability to tell powerful human stories and his ability to intertwine complex themes, stories and settings is a rare gift for a director.
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