1. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton
Synopsis: A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.
Birdman is not what you see on the surface. It has layers upon layers and is making statements on what film was and what film is becoming. The wall between the viewer and the production has never been so translucent. With an amazing cast, exceptional direction and an expressive screenplay; Birdman thrills. — Mark Hicks