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Lindsay Duncan

'Birdman' soars ... but gets a bit lost in flight

"YOUR intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you," wrote Roger Ebert.

Well, over last weekend I went to see Michael Keaton in his new movie, "Birdman." It turned into one of the most harrowing experiences of film-going in a lifetime of attending movies since age 4 or 5.

But -- and this is a big "but" -- it could have been a GREAT film if the gifted director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu weren't so self indulgent.

"Birdman" is the tale of a star once famous for playing an action hero (think "Batman"), his hit days behind him. Now he is trying to make a living and a comeback as a legit theater...