I believe that I am actually attracted to imperfections; I love things that fall outside of the square or that cannot be defined. I have always spent more of my time pondering about the unknown things in life than the known. I think that men with crooked teeth and busted faces are handsome and I like to be challenged by my choices of music, art and cinema.
I love to see people break out of their molds or stereotypes, I like to watch the envelope being pushed and I get excited at the prospect of revolution. I'm fascinated by all things esoteric and mystical in nature because they are so generally undefinable, and I find the superstitions and traditions of other cultures provides the driving force behind my wanderlust.
That doesn't mean that I don't also enjoy predictability, comfort and peaceful perfections, I very much do - but if it's a little quirky too - well that's all good with me. Some of the best things that I have experienced in my life have happened because I've been open to the weird and willing to travel upon the road less taken. It has never made me better than anyone to be this way, but it has given me a tonne more opportunities, of that I am sure.
I certainly love life on the quirky side, it's mostly strange and wonderful all at once and I am never ever bored. When you're open to almost anything, you have a lot of options!
Release Date: 2014
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 119 mins
Mexican film director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu delivers another powerhouse piece of cinema that is superbly written, originally filmed and perfectly cast.
This is the come back movie that Michael Keaton has been waiting for, and boy has he re-arrived! If Michael Keaton doesn't get the Oscar for his performance in Birdman, then the world just isn't functioning the way that it should be, because he is nothing short of stellar.
Actor Riggan Thomson (Keaton) hasn't felt success in over 20 years since his superhero Birdman series of blockbuster movies ended. In an attempt to make a come back, Riggin decides to pour all of his money and energies into a self written Broadway production called What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. However, there are a number of things going on behind the scenes that are pushing Riggin to his limits, forcing him to wonder if he has made the right decision and if the show will ever get off the ground.
Every actor is solid here, taking on completely foreign territory with style and charisma. Edward Norton is psychopathically compelling, Emma Stone is a convincingly strung out, Naomi Watts is annoyingly conflicted and Zach Galifianakis is as far away from funny as he's ever been.
This is really intelligent cinema; the script is peppered with philosophy and contemplation, the entire movie plays as one long continuous shot and the actors are all bringing their A game to deliver a truly unique experience to the viewers. It is incomparable to anything I have seen before, and I thought about it for days after I saw it, this is one that is either going to capture you up completely or leave you frustrated. Either way, it's a brilliant slice of cinema that will certainly generate a lot of conversation.
FINAL SAY: There's a whole world out there where people fight to be relevant every day.
4.5 Chili Peppers