Movies: Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), The Traitor, Black and Blue

Movie 1: Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

This film is about the character Harley Quinn after breaking up with The Joker.  It’s a bit far fetched considering how many bad guys (and gals) are loose on the streets.  It’s quite entertaining once you adjust to the crude language and behaviors.

You know you are watching something unique once you realize most of the characters are psycho, laced with crude slapstick and sadistic humor.  But all in all what a shame…

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Movie 2: The Traitor 

 

This is a fascinating true story about Italy’s Cosa Nostra with a focus on Tommaso Buscetta, a mafia boss.  It’s concurrently fascinating and frustrating to watch.  There is a lot of back and forth between time, topic and location.  (The story bounces around between Sicily, Brazil, the US and other unclear venues.)

There’s so much double crossing and the settling of scores around the world it’s almost impossible to follow.  Interestingly the film has stirred up controversy in today’s Italy.  Consider the hefty 135 minute run time if you have not already seen this one.  Italian and Sicilian with English subtitles.

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Movie 3: Black and Blue

It’s a timely and revealing film about law and order in much of the African American communities of urban America.  There are good cops, bad cops, good citizens and some pretty horrible characters.

It’s engaging to watch with inventive cinematography.  It’s also a commentary on social justice and racism.  Excellent acting and lots to consider.

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2 thoughts on “Movies: Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), The Traitor, Black and Blue”

  1. Willie Brown’s Sunday column said that he’s forming a class action suit for people who paid to see Birds of Prey. Pretty bad.

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