Review: The Gloriously Violent Uplift of Birds of Prey

Few titles set expectations for the movie that follows better than the full title of the new DCEU movie, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). It’s an excessive title, one that puts the ridiculous made-up word “Fantabulous” next to the incredibly important word “Emancipation.” It’s a title that gestures at a…

Review: Christopher Robin is a Movie About Whimsy, Not a Movie With Whimsy

There’s an irony to Disney’s Christopher Robin, the latest entry in the “adults remember their childhood” genre, because it constantly reveals itself to be the work of adults who have forgotten what childhood is like. Wes Anderson may have pulled it off in Fantastic Mr. Fox, but if even master of awe Steven Spielberg failed…