Started by Guybrush, Sep 08, 2023, 12:21 AM
Quote from: Guybrush on Sep 08, 2023, 12:40 AMI'll start by mentioning:Birdman (2014)In this movie, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez, we see Michael Keaton playing the role of washed up former action hero actor Riggan Thomson. Riggan is seeking artistic redemption and wants to set up a play on Broadway, but has to contend with impossible actors, the chaos of theatre, his own identity crisis and the devil on his back telling him he could always just go back and do Birdman 4.The movie appears to be shot in one take. Coupled with a soundtrack that features a lot of free jazz drumming, it creates an intensity that perfectly matches and helps convey the chaotic nature of theatre productions as well as Riggan's inner life.The acting is superb, especially by Michael Keaton and.. who doesn't love him?Everything just came together so beautifully in this one. It's funny, moving, very entertaining. I love it.If I remember correctly, it won the 2014 Oscar for best movie. Well deserved!
Quote from: Mindy on Sep 12, 2023, 08:19 PM
Quote from: ribbons on Sep 12, 2023, 10:49 PMTore, I watched Birdman recently and was pretty much blown away. Couldn't agree more with your estimation of this film - the acting by everyone in the cast, particularly Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton, was superb. I need to watch it again as a whole, since my viewings were interrupted a few times. It's just one of those films that I know I'll be watching over and over. Thanks for the recommendation!
Quote from: MonaSomona on Sep 13, 2023, 03:47 PMI'm a big fan of stop motion and this is my favorite I think. It's just stunning to look at. I watch it quite often when I have an hour and a half to waste or need a bit of comfort in the familiar.
Quote from: Mrs. Waffles on Sep 13, 2023, 04:20 PMI love Nightmare, I was absolutely that kid who rocked the Jack Skellington merch from Hot Topic as a teenager. I had a fierce debate with a coworker a few months ago on whether it was more of a Halloween movie or more of a Christmas movie. I was arguing on the side of Halloween, for the record.