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  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★½

    Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, one of the few bright spots in "Suicide Squad," gets a campy, potty-mouthed, brutally violent spin-off in which, having broken up with the (unseen) Joker, the cheerful sociopath Quinn crosses paths with a few other lady badasses while fighting Ewan McGregor's flamboyant sociopathic Gotham nightclub owner/crime guy. Besides Robbie's energetically charismatic performance you've got Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Jurnee Smollett-Ball having fun as the badasses while a bleach-blond Chris Messina hams it up as…

  • A Madea Family Funeral

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  • Robin Hood

    Robin Hood

    ★★½

    The latest familiar story to be revised by a narrator who implores us to “forget what [we] think we know” about it is the tale of Robin Hood, captured in “Robin Hood” (not to be confused with the 11+ other films called “Robin Hood,” or the 70+ other films that are about Robin Hood without being titled “Robin Hood”). Directed by one Otto Bathurst, who comes to us from British TV, and written by first-timers Ben Chandler and David James…

  • Yentl

    Yentl

    ★★★

    Barbra Streisand pretends to be a man so she can go to Bible school. Like most movie characters who cross-dress, she makes no effort whatsoever to talk, sound, or act like a man, relying on the short hair and men's clothing to do all the heavy lifting. (To be fair, it works.) Beautifully filmed, especially Mandy Patinkin. Would probably be better as a comedy.