The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
F. Murray Abraham,
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
Actor Riggan Thomson is most famous for his movie role from over twenty years ago of the comic book superhero Birdman in the blockbuster movie of the same name and its two equally popular sequels. His association with the role took over his life, where Birdman is more renowned than "Riggan Thomson" the actor. Now past middle age, Riggan is trying to establish himself as a true artist by writing, directing, starring in and co-producing with his best friend Jake what is his Broadway debut, an adaptation of Raymond Carver's story, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. He is staking his name, what little artistic reputation that comes with that name and his life savings on the project, and as such will do anything needed to make the play a success. As he and Jake go through the process of the previews toward opening night, Riggan runs into several issues: needing to find a replacement for the integral supporting male role the night before the first preview; hiring the talented ...Written by
Mike dares Sam to spit on a bald guy walking below them from the rooftop of the theater. However the sidewalk outside the St. James Theater is a covered sidewalk and neither of them would have been able to see the bald man from the roof, let alone spit on him. See more »
How did we end up here? This place is horrible. Smells like balls. We don't belong here.
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Curious isn't it? Lots of people say they love it but I have no idea why. Michael Keaton was, apparently, a box office superhero star. He seeks to authenticate his life by making a Broadway hit on stage. It seems that what he had before was somehow lacking and caused him to fail both his wife and daughter. A part of him, characterized by a voice from within, keeps wanting to lure him back to fame and fortune. Another part of him, (rather less clearly cast), suggests that he is genuinely possessed of super powers, (telekinesis and the ability to fly at the very least). The film itself, partly driven by the Broadway play which both advances and reflects its themes, staggers between massive issues about love of family, artistic integrity and, crucially, being true to yourself, without examining any of them adequately. All the characters are little more than sketches and, given that this is precisely what Keaton is seeking to redress, the result is disappointing. If this film was really an artistically dressed up version of the idea that the abandonment of family and clutching at fantasy amounts to being washed up, it succeeds in stating the obvious. If it's about the difficulty to be found in recovering from such losses by regaining the love of those who matter (including love of self) it simply fails to gel. None of the characters is sufficiently developed for the viewer to be able to say very much about them or what it is that they might find lovable. There's a wife, there's a daughter, there's a movie critic, there are some fellow actors and there are some incidentals including Keaton's "best" friend. I watched the film in silence and felt a cloud descending. It didn't lift and I had no idea who anyone was. That can't have been the aim.....can it?
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