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Birds of Prey | Cathy Yan

February 6, 2020

Ostensibly a spinoff from 2016’s Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey wisely abandons most of that film’s macho swagger — and, much more pointedly, its iteration of the Joker character — in favor of some easily digestible pop feminism in the form of a softened version of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. Having extricated herself from the clutches of the Clown Prince of Crime (or just Puddin’, as she calls him), Harley is ready to strike out on her own as a…

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