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A detour for the normally sombre Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu (21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful) with the perenially under-valued  Michael Keaton in the lead as a washed up actor famous for portraying a super-hero on screen trying to stage a broadway play of Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Birdman would appear to be an arch meta satire of some kind if one were to glean any evidence from this beautiful one sheet which suggests the tying together of dignity and insanity in cartoon elegant mock politico style; A distinguished but troubled man campaigning to run a state or country which does not yet exist.

 

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