Birdman – scratching my head.

by Toby Woollaston

I’m still digesting Birdman. Unlike his deft touch with 21 Grams or Babel, Iñárritu’s direction here tends to scream “LOOK AT ME”. The film’s illusory single take and left-of-field soundtrack seem a little on the nose, but despite this there are some standout performances. However, it’s Edward Norton that steals the show with his lively take on a narcissist. The film is worth seeing for his performance alone. There is no doubt that Birdman is stunning to look at but I do wonder if the direction overshadowed the film at little. Enjoyable, but I am still scratching my head on this one.