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An intriguing and artistic insight into the inner working of a washed up actor, and his attempt to become relevant again by the means of a Broadway production. One thing that is a unique addition to cinematography styles in film, is the seemingly "one-take" shot approach during the entire film, which I can only assume was the idea of exceptionally genius Alejandro Gonzales. Edward Norton was undoubtedly hilarious, and quite obviously had a lot of fun with the role of a stage diva. However, the two big acting highlights were Emma Stone and Michael Keaton, a father and daughter duo with impeccable chemistry and great lines to match. I also thoroughly enjoyed the purely drum based score. However, the movie was a tiny bit long, and there were a few times were it could have harmlessly ended the movie there, but it kept on going. I also can;t say I'm a fig fan of interpretive endings, but that's just me. Despite it's abundant and vague metaphors, Birdman is pretty light entertainment, and both produced comedy and drama in a way that is rare to find in movies these days. An intriguing and artistically refined drama.
A riveting and often times gruelling film, compelled by likes of Miles Teller and J.K Simmons (who'd better bloody win the Best Supporting Actor). Whiplash is an intense and usually horrific story about an aspiring drummer and his monstrously abusive instructor. It is intense to say the least, and doesn't distract itself with sub plots or a cheesy twist. Miles Teller and J.K Simmons have incredible chemistry, and both give their all in their performances, and general plot of the film feels refreshing and intriguing. Whiplash was definitely a confronting experience, and it's not by any means a feel good film, but it still manages to make you smile at the big finale. A greatly intense film and undoubtedly worthy of it's Oscar nod, with J.K Simmons giving a performance of a lifetime.