Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Erik Bates: “It ruled.”
Actors acting like actors acting isn't easy to pull off, I feel. To be able to switch between acting like a person, to acting like a person who's acting... it's like having a dream within a dream, but without all the confusion of Inception. I'll go ahead and say it, I'm a fan of Ed Norton, so that may skew my perception of this film, but I'll freely admit that I loved it.
The concept was clever, filming in a way that made the entire film appear as though it was shot in one continuous take, and the story grabbed me and took me along for a ride with the various characters in such a way that because there was no hard-breaks in the action, I felt continually drawn in and engaged in the story.