In Alejandro Gonzales Innaritu’s Birdman, Michael Keaton plays a washed-up movie star known for his portrayal decades ago of a caped crusader known as … Birdman. He’s attempting this creative comeback on the Broadway stage, a notoriously unwelcoming venue for non-serious actors. It’s a meta hook in of itself, what with Keaton famously playing Batman in Tim Burton’s two directorial efforts in the early ’90s, but Birdman has more to offer than this wink of […]
It’s Interstellar, the latest from superstar director Christopher Nolan and one of the most widely anticipated films of the year. Hopefully now that it’s out, Ryan will stop babbling about it! Matthew McConaughey plays Cooper, a NASA-pilot-turned-farmer who’s convinced to lead a desperate mission to save the human race. WARNING: Spoilers flow freely in the following review.
Clearly the boldest attempt yet to reboot the X-Men franchise, Nightcrawler re-imagines the furry teleporting mutant as an antisocial creep who … wait, what? … Okay, I’ve just been informed that Nightcrawler is not, in fact, related to the X-Men character of the same name. I apologize for any confusion. In any case, Jake Gyllenhaal appears as an antisocial creep who delves into the seedy, ethically-compromised world of freelance news photography. And no mutants!