Thursday, October 23, 2014
Last week, the much anticipated movie "Birdman" opened in New York City. In it, Michael Keaton plays Riggan Thomson, a down-and-out actor who used to carry the superhero tentpole "Birdman" series. Thomson is looking to rebuild his career on Broadway by directing and starring in an adaptation of Raymond Carver's stark, gin-soaked short story What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. It's a last-ditch effort, and the dark nights of Thomson's soul are complicated both by a cast of insecure loons and the disembodied voice of his superhero alter ego.