Mike Nichols Told Him Not to Do It
“What I like is the question, what is art and what is commerciality?” said Mr. Iñárritu, who made the psychological thriller “21 Grams” and the Spanish-language drama “Biutiful.” “How many ‘likes’ do we have to have that we feel that need of validation?” The spiraling story line is echoed in the camerawork, choreographed by Mr. Iñárritu and his cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki, as a swooping, feature-length single shot. The technical audacity and creative depth have now landed Mr. Iñárritu, the Mexican-born filmmaker; his cast (including Edward Norton and Emma Stone); and Mr. Lubezki on many 10-best lists. Mr. Keaton, especially, has been touted for his triple-edged performance: the comeback that Riggan would have dreamed of.
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