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: I, Tonya

I, Tonya is as much about violence as it is skating, if not more so. The movie certainly does feature many scenes of Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) thrusting herself along the ice, but it has even more moments in which she gets slapped around by her mother LaVona (Allison Janney) or punched by her husband…