Birdman - 9/10
I don't even know what to rate this movie, I think I need another viewing to let it sink in, I would see it again but it's only playing in a few theatres in the country for now apparently, and the one I went to was about 30 minutes from where I live. but one thing for sure is it's a unique movie and Michael Keaton gives a damn good performance and continues to make me question why he's so under-rated and underused.
The premise is he plays a washed up superhero actor trying to make it big again through a broadway stage play, while trying to keep his sanity at the same time. Nothing drastically strays too far away from that concept and its mostly dialog driven, but the acting and character interactions are so good. It's shot to make it look like the whole movie is just one big take, so it really makes you immersed in whats going on. Edward Norton does a great job as usual too, but Keaton is the real star here. There's a scene where he goes on an angry alcohol fueled rant to this play critic that openly admits she's attempting to ruin his career before it even starts because she hates Hollywood actors, and Keaton's character goes on this long spill about what the hell has to happen to someone in their life to make them such a critic and how she only see's things as labels. It's amazing.
I strongly recommend this movie, hopefully it gets a wider release soon and earns the money it deserves. Its my favorite film of this year.