No provocations, no politics carry the day as 'Birdman' wins

February 23, 2015 6:32 AM

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"Birdman" won big Sunday at the Oscars, in a triumph of highly noticeable, kinetic filmmaking over the light-fingered "invisible" technique of its primary competition, "Boyhood."

"Birdman" contained little, if anything, to offend anyone. No serious provocations, no politics, just an entertaining swirl of movement and, for the Academy Awards voters, a relatable tale of a washed-up superhero's Broadway redemption in a play that pushes him to the edge.

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