Movie Review: ‘Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’

Birds of Prey movie poster
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I’m writing this review less than three hours removed from Joaquin Phoenix winning an Oscar for “Joker.” It is the second time an actor has won for playing the Clown Prince of Crime, after Heath Ledger’s posthumous win for 2008’s “The Dark Knight.” Other actors known for iconic takes on The Joker include Jack Nicholson in the 1980s, Cesar Romero in the 1960s and my personal favorite, Mark Hamill in the 1900s animated series. About the only actor whose portrayal of the character was widely panned was Jared Leto in 2016’s “Suicide Squad.” This movie takes place in the Leto continuity.To be fair, Leto’s lousy Joker is nowhere to be seen in this movie. Instead audiences get to spend a whole movie with one of the high points of “Suicide Squad:” Margot Robbie’s Ha
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