‘Birdman’ soars in its commentary of show business, modern fame

“Birdman” is a triumph on every level, effectively ridiculing the modern state of fame and show business while also telling an emotionally compelling story. The success starts with the skilled direction by Alejandro González Iñárritu, who immerses the viewer into the high-stress, boom-or-bust realm of the entertainment industry. González Iñárritu, whose already garnered several directorial Oscar…

“Gone Girl” graces movie-goers with Affleck’s bare booty (and partial insanity)

Warning: some spoilers ahead.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few weeks (or binge-watching the last season of “How I Met Your Mother” on Netflix – totally not judging), you know that the highly anticipated book-turned-movie, “Gone Girl,” was released this past weekend. For those who read Gillian Flynn’s book and for…

‘The Winter Soldier’ is Marvel’s best stuff yet

Marvel is back and better than ever. Knowing they’ve got the viewership, Marvel took an extremely ambitious turn by hiring directing brothers Joe and Anthony Russo (they won an Emmy for “Arrested Development”) to craft a grounded and realistic film without the typical CGI spectacle. Boy, did it pay off. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”…