Director Gonzalez Inarritu does something new with each film and always goes all out. Birdman seems to be filmed in one long continuous take. Simulated, of course, but a bravura technical achievement and a great way of immersing us in the frenetic problems of Michael Keaton’s character as things lurch from bad to worse. Add the inner demons which torment the ex-superstar, relentless drums in the musical score, constant surprises including magic realism, and it becomes a heady brew. But underneath the razzamatazz, is the material rather banal (mainstream cinema dismissed as childish, Broadway theatre as effete)? Do we care enough about the main character? Or perhaps, given it’s a comedy, are we made to care too much? I wondered whether Inarritu quite knew how to bring the roller coaster ride to a satisfactory end. For some this is a film that is easier to admire than to like. What do you think? Share a comment about the film as a whole or some aspect of it.