Superb acting by the entire cast and an impeccable job by the crew itself, Birdman does more than deliver the audience with an excellent movie. Every aspect of the film reminds us of how much attention to detail Alejandro González Iñárritu has placed upon it, his “single-shot” approach demonstrating this in a minute scale. A play within a play, much used by Shakespeare in his own Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet, is exploited by Iñárritu to create an experience within the film that the audience can atone to. And the cast, all in balance with each other, painting a crude and comedic story that delivers on all fronts. Even Iñárritu’s critique of the Hollywood blockbuster is spot on, satirizing big budgets by making one himself, while expressing disdain through the eyes of Birdman, or the unexpected virtue of ignorance.