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The Decline of Superhero Films

The end is nigh for superhero films. At least this is what we’re told, every time a new one is badly reviewed or doesn’t do as well as expected. And it’s being said now, after Birds of Prey massively underperformed financially. They (whoever they may be) might be right. There’s only so long that the […]

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Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey opens with Harley Quinn’s (Margot Robbie) break-up with the Joker. Freed from its connections to Suicide Squad (2016), the film is able to embark upon its own bold direction: a very loose adaptation of its comic book counterparts (a female crimefighting team founded by Barbara Gordon/Batgirl). Such emancipation is a vital theme […]