'Birdman' wavers tonally and embraces self-actualization cliches

October 17, 2014 3:56 PM

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'Birdman' stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor best known for playing a superhero who's now trying to seek redemption on Broadway.

In “Birdman,” the black comedy directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Michael Keaton is Riggan Thomson, a washed-up actor who scored decades before as a winged movie superhero and has never been able to escape his baleful celebrity. As movie stars, faded or otherwise, are wont to do, Riggan seeks his re...

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