Review: Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Director: Cathy Yan Stars: Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ella Jay Basco What to do about comic book movies? They're not going anywhere, at least not for the foreseeable. It's in vogue right now for 'highbrow' directors to vocally shit-talk them, and these comments are not without merit. These flicks are largely very similar to one …

Review: Joker

Director: Todd Phillips Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Frances Conroy, Zazie Beetz We've all been had. Depending on where you look, Todd Phillips' Joker is either a new renaissance in cinema and high water mark for comic book movies, or the most dangerous tosh to get carted out all year, ready to recklessly incite violence in the maladjusted …

Review: Wonder Woman

Director: Patty Jenkins Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis I'll be honest; I'd written this one off months ago before I'd even seen a trailer. Given that Zack Snyder currently reigns over the DC universe and following last year's abysmal Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and the equally poor Suicide Squad, there seemed to be …