‘Birdman’ is a beautifully constructed film centering on the life of Riggan (Michael Keaton), a washed up old actor desperate to reclaim the fame and recognition of his glory years. Set almost entirely in the theater where Riggan is holding his adaptation of Raymond Carver’s play (a transparent stab at critical acclaim), ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Love’, the film explores the various virtues and flaws of the human spirit, and the differing methods individuals seek out to cope with their suffering. MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS.
Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial postmodern gothic novel and director Mary Harron’s film adaptation, the story of ‘American Psycho’ is set in the Wall Street boom of the Reagan 80s, describing modern consumerism and human aimlessness through the narration of psychopath Patrick Bateman. MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS