This year I saw all of the Best Picture nominees. These motion sequences did a great job of capturing the character of each. Well executed and compelling (Take note American ‘Rubber Baby’ Sniper).
Birdman is probably the most original and compelling film I’ve seen this year. A large part of it was how the construct provided a unique platform for character development. Another was how the cinematography leveraged a confined setting to provide a dynamic theatrical experience. I had my theories as to how they filmed it on “one shot”, and was mostly right. However, it’s still fascinating to understand the method behind the madness.