Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) dir. Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2014) A serious, layered piece of filmmaking. Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu muses on the qualitative contrast between stage and film, casting Michael Keaton as a Hollywood actor remembered only for playing Birdman in blockbuster superhero films, now trying to reinvent himself on Broadway.
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42 Word Retrospective: Batman dir. Tim Burton
Batman dir. Tim Burton (Warner Bros., 1989) By far the pick of the franchise pre-Nolan — albeit not as funky as Prince’s soundtrack would intimate — the original Batman soared, giving us Jack Nicholson as a whimsically understated over-the-top Joker and Michael Keaton as the most beguiling Bruce Wayne of all.