Review: Michael Keaton soars in bracing 'Birdman'

October 15, 2014 8:18 PM

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When we first see Michael Keaton in "Birdman," Alejandro G. Inarritu's bracingly inventive and accomplished new film about fame, relevance, self-worth and lots of other intense stuff, he's sitting in his white undies, in the middle of a dressing room.

Of course you think, "How'd he DO that?" Turns out that's an apt metaphor, intentional or not, for Inarritu's entire achievement here. Fast forward to film's end, and we'll bet the very same words will be on your lips: "How'd they DO that?"

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