As a pure cinematic experience I really liked it. But I have a really hard time getting emotionality invested in the characters or anything else. Which is too bad since the acting is on point. I was immersed and detached at the same time. My opinion might chance on a second viewing.
The composition is given important significance in Birdman because of the fact that it appears to have been shot in one take. This means that before hand each way the frame will look has to be carefully thought out like when the main character appears trapped by colorful lights or when two characters are underneath a bed sheet, in their own tiny world. Characters are also positioned as being very small in background.
Nếu nói theo trải nghiệm cá nhân thì Birdman là bộ phim thứ hai sau Black Swan khiến tôi muốn và sẽ coi lại nhiều lần. Cả hai đều nói về thân phận con người trên sân khấu, được diễn tả theo lối kể chân thực và phi thực, đơn giản và phức tạp. Birdman là câu chuyện của nhiều cá thể cùng lao vào một cuộc phiêu lưu trên một sợi dây giữa siêu thực và hiện thực, vô nghĩa và hữu nghĩa.
A film with great performances and a highly entertaining gimmick that easily overcome what might be seen as a convoluted plot, turning it into a nail biting story of inner conflict. While watching more and more classics I'm also taken by the respect this film pays to the history of cinema, from Renoir & poetic realism to Hitchcock's meta, this is a film for film lovers.
It's an entertaining film, but so are all the other soulless blockbusters it constantly feels the need to bash, in order to enable an undeserved sense of superiority for anyone who claims this to be a masterpiece. It does have entertaining moments, and it does have the standard, safe, cynical commentary- but in the end, that's all it is. Iñárritu then went on to make The Revenant so maybe it is just a joke. (3.5)
I mean if you ask me honestly, I wasn't really feeling it. I've heard plenty of people say 'You either get it or you don't' and I don't know, maybe I didn't, but I also just didn't feel anything about it apart from a raging lady-boner for Edward Norton. Cinematography was beautiful and Emmanuel Lubezki is a genius but other than that, I gotta admit, the struggle was real, but maybe thats the point? Fuck knows.