BIRDMAN @ V&A WATERFRONT (26 Jan)
Michael Keaton has always had that quirky, manic, unpredictable and crazy charm to him. Yet, he's never had the screen time, the art house clout or the self-referential smarts to turn in an award-winning Michael Keaton performance... until now.
While it features a terrific cast and equally impressive performances, the real attraction of Birdman is the seamless cinematography from Gravity's Emmanuel Lubezki. We're given a simulated one shot film, shifting from one scene to the next like a roving unhinged camera eye. The effect is slightly eerie as we move in a continuous state of reality through claustrophobic backstage drama, but we adapt to the stream of consciousness and start to appreciate the visual artistry. Read more...
This quirky, manic and unpredictable drama is showing under the stars at The Galileo Open Air Cinema.