​NYFF review: Actors, camera soar in surreal "Birdman"

October 15, 2014 3:35 AM

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​NYFF review: Actors, camera soar in surreal "Birdman"

You are in a dirty, cramped dressing room of a Broadway theater, tinged with generations of acting history, successes and regrets. It's here where the voices of actors past might speak to you, with encouragement more elegant than "Break a leg."

Riggan (Michael Keaton) is days from Opening Night of his Broadway play, an adaptation of a Raymond Carver story which he has also written and directed. His life's blood is in the production. It's a life that has seen its share of success (three top-grossing "Birdman" superhero movies) and failures ...

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