Strongly recommended. So what is it about Birdman that makes it the consensus 'most innovative movie' since Her? I honestly don’t know . . . although I agree with that opinion. It probably starts with the amazingly honest, crinkly face of Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice) mining his own career to get at the battle between fame and art - - the distinction between performance and acting. It could also be the amazingly long camera takes helmed by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel) and his cameraman, Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity). Maybe it’s the wild score (Antonio Sanchez), resplendent with tense ambient sound (random bangs and ticking clocks, sudden drum solos). The combination of these elements with a loony supporting cast Ed Norton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis and Naomi Watts turns a rather well-worn (Bob Fosse’s, All That Jazz, for example) tale into a hopeful fable that soars . . . literally.