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Riggan Thompson is an ageing movie-star who has never been able to shake off his most famous role from twenty years ago, that of the superhero Birdman. In an attempt to revive his career, Thompson decides to stage his own Broadway production, an audacious adaptation of a Raymond Carver short story. Unfortunately, the looming presence of his alter-ego is never far away, causing Thompson to experience increasingly bizarre hallucinations. This technically dazzling film is shot in a series of extremely long takes. An odd but ambitious production, the film is a riveting back-stage drama, an hilarious tragi-comedy and a fascinating portrait of contemporary New York, social media, cinema itself and much more.
Bizarre but brilliant existential tale of a hypochondriac playwright whose art begins to imitate life on a very grand scale indeed.
16+ years 119 mins
Michael Keaton is Batman and Jack Nicholson is The Joker in this movie version that reclaimed Batman's brooding menace after the camp 60s TV show.
14+ years 121 mins
Pitch-black satire about an ambitious young actress hoisting herself up the showbusiness ladder.
11+ years 138 mins
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These films deal with issues around copyright and IP protection, focusing on issues around adaptations and remakes.
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We explore the clever ways Spider-Man: Homecoming keeps Peter Parker's story fresh and brings everyone's favourite web-slinger back into the Marvel fold.
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Often regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, we take a look at the far-reaching influence and legacy of the 'Master of Suspense'.
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Watching and discussing film helps develop emotional understanding, while participating in filmmaking can provide a powerful means of self expression.
A selection of films which explore the highs and lows of celebrity culture on screen across the ages, from reality TV to heartbreaking documentaries and biopics.
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A glossary of some of the most frequently used terms in Film Language, with examples and key-codes from classic films to help demonstrate their meaning.
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