EP 20: Consumed by Ego
This week we’re diving into the 2015 Oscar winner Birdman. It’s a look at male ego and we dive into why and if that matters. We also get to flex our film school muscles and talk about the camera work, the score, and the acting. Spoiler alert, Rosey didn’t enjoy it and isn’t good at pretending she did.
(This is a shorter episode as Avery was both sick and virtual.)
Next week we’ll be talking about the Netflix’s Bridgerton (season 1).
Some topics covered:
- Roger Ebert’s Review of Birdman
- Reddit: Birdman & Superiority
- ‘Birdman,’ a Film Comedy About a Man and His Ego (WSJ)
- Michael Keaton Struggles to Re-Invent Himself in Birdman (Vanity Fair)
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