Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it Batman? No its Episode 44! Susan and Gemma from Hayley and Ruth: Two Star return to review Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance. Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Award-winning 2014 black comedy starring everyone’s favourite Batman, Michael Keaton.

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Birdman is the other film about drumming that came out in 2014 (the other was Whiplash), well it features drumming and filmed to appear as one sequence.

If the prospect of Michael Keaton wondering around Times Square in his tight whiteys doesn’t get you interested, we honestly don’t know what will! Featuring a performance from Keaton that balances comedy with sadness so perfectly its a tragedy in itself it didn’t win the Oscar. Supported by fantastic performances from Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan and Edward Norton (in his pants), more comedy please Ed.


The recommendability was really really high and overall Birdman scores 4.1. Its no Tootsie but we still recommend it, despite the lack of love from Twitter. It would have been higher but Kobi gave it a 2 for small screen score. Boooooooo!

What do you guys think? Have you seen Birdman? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #044 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #044 Crew of Gemma Arrowsmith @mmaarrow ( and Susan Harrison @SueHarrison123 ( from Hayley and Ruth Two Stars @twostarspodcast.

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The Spotify soundtrack for this week is “Dirty Walk”

More about Birdman

For more info on Birdman, you can visit the Birdman IMDB page or the Birdman Rotten Tomatoes page.

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Films New on Netflix

As well as this weeks episode we think you should know some of the best new films on Netflix UK this week. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news.

Inside Man

A detective matches wits with a thief who’s always one step ahead of the cops, and when a loose-cannon negotiator arrives, things spin out of control.

Added: 1st February 2018

8 Mile

Aspiring hip-hop artist Jimmy views his home, Detroit’s 8 Mile district, as a psychological line that separates him from where and who he wants to be.

Added: 1st February 2018

Dazed and Confused

Director Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age comedy follows a group of teenagers — stoners, jocks and geeks — on the last day of school in 1976.

Added: 1st February 2018

The Cable Guy

When Steven moves into a new place, an overzealous cable guy hooks him up — and doesn’t let go, even after Steven tries to end their ‘friendship.’

Added: 2nd February 2018

Deliver us from Evil

While investigating a bizarre case, a New York City police officer meets a priest who convinces him the incident is related to demonic possession.

Added: 2nd February 2018

Films Leaving Netflix

Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix for ever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until its too late. The films listed below are leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!

Edge of Darkness

Det. Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity, but now he faces his toughest investigation ever: the search for his daughter’s killer.

Leaving: 15th February 2018

We Were Soldiers

This Vietnam War epic tells the story of the Battle of Ia Drang, which pitted 450 U.S. soldiers against thousands of well-armed Vietnamese troops.

Leaving: 15th February 2018

Django Unchained

Accompanied by a German bounty hunter, a freed slave named Django travels across America to free his wife from a sadistic plantation owner.

Leaving: 17th February 2018


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