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Birdman might have triumphed at the Oscars, but it’s a real turkey

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s dark comedy about a Hollywood film star is overwrought and self-indulgent

By Sameer Rahim  
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu with his Oscars for best picture and best director for Birdman. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu with his Oscars for best picture and best director for Birdman. (© Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After every Oscars ceremony, fans of the less successful films tend to feel aggrieved. This year’s injured parties are the emotional time-lapse drama Boyhood (directed by Richard Linklater), for which Patricia Arquette won best actress but nothing else; and the…

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