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

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 … Continue reading Review: Joker

Why I Love #89: Batman Returns

Year: 1992 Director: Tim Burton Stars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer In 1992 Tim Burton was in the midst of the greatest creative run of his career. 1988's Beetlejuice had been embraced for its wild comic fantasy and daring surreal imagery. That film also cemented a collaborative run with actor Michael Keaton who was proving himself … Continue reading Why I Love #89: Batman Returns

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 … Continue reading Review: Wonder Woman

Review: Suicide Squad

Director: David Ayer Stars: Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Viola Davis For the second time this year we are presented with a tent-pole superhero blockbuster movie being sold on its credibility for being in some way subversive to the usual glut of identikit spandex adventures. This time it's DC cashing in on the idea that there … Continue reading Review: Suicide Squad