Oscar Birds (This Week’s Movies)


Margot Robbie: Birds of Prey (DC Entertainment)

Links to my reviews published in the Herald, and etc.

Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. “Robbie’s outlandish performance still dominates; she’s like Lucille Ball plopped into a Spandex nightmare, mugging and wise-cracking her way through the chaos. Even when the movie loses focus, she stays razor-sharp.”

Honeyland. “Amazing in the way it brings to life a human dilemma: between people who have developed a way of getting along with the world that makes life sustainable, and people who will cash in for short-term profit and exterminate the source of their own income — at which point they move along to the next thing to destroy.”

My annual Oscar predictions.

At What a Feeling! this week, we look at my vintage reviews of 1980s movies: Nicolas Roeg’s Insignificance, Sidney Lumet’s Garbo Talks, James Foley’s Reckless, and George Stevens, Jr.’s great film documentary, George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey.

And join us Saturday at 2 p.m. at Scarecrow Video for the first session in a new Scarecrow Academy venture: “The Art in Horror,” a ten-week series looking at horror movies and the director. Check the line-up here, and remember the series is free.