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Alejandro González Iñárritu Deserves to Win the Oscar for Best Director

Honestly, I’m quite surprised by the number of awards pundits thinking Linklater deserves Best Director. For me, Alejandro González Iñárritu winning Best Director makes more sense.


To be clear, I like BIRDMAN and I like BOYHOOD, but there was a greater degree of difficulty directing BIRDMAN than BOYHOOD. Iñárritu made a conscious choice to make a movie with numerous long takes, basically giving himself very little room for error (if any) in the editing room. And not only didhe pull it off, he directed a film that’s pretty

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