Tag Archive: Michael Keaton

Apr 01 2016

Episode 67 – Spotlight

SpotlightAs has become an annual tradition, we are watching this year’s Best Picture Oscar winner.  For 2016, most people assumed the award would go to Revenant.  However, Oscar voters surprised everyone by selecting Spotlight instead.  The film is representative of a dying genre as newspaper journalism is a dying medium.  Fine performances anchor this movie that is disturbing not so much because of how the story is told but because so much of the story is true.

Our next film will be All the President’s Men!

Spotlight (2015)
Spotlight poster Rating: 8.1/10 (338,355 votes)
Director: Tom McCarthy
Writer: Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy
Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber
Runtime: 128 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Released: 20 Nov 2015
Plot: The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Apr 15 2015

Episode 45 – Birdman

BirdmanAs has become an annual tradition, we sat down to watch the Academy Award winner for Best Picture of 2014, Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)!  We marveled at the amazing Cinematography and the unexpected score.  We had a thoughtful conversation about the meaning of the film’s ending.  In other words, we watched the movie and then we talked about it.  Which is sort of our thing!

The next film on our list is The Usual Suspects!

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) poster Rating: 7.7/10 (492,852 votes)
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Writer: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Raymond Carver (play)
Stars: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Kenny Chin, Jamahl Garrison-Lowe
Runtime: 119 min
Rated: R
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Released: 14 Nov 2014
Plot: A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.