A Birdman walks among us, or is he only in Michael Keaton’s head?
In any case, on the latest Reel Spirituality Podcast, Elijah Davidson and Jonathan Stoner try to get Birdman out of their heads by discussing the film and why it bothered both of them.
Is Birdman just pretentious, overt, navel-gazing symbolism, or is there more to it? Is Emmanuel Lubezki’s tricky camera work more than a trick? Does it add to the film or distract from it? Is this Michael Keaton’s come-back vehicle, or a fatal misstep?