Richard Brody on Margot Robbie’s performance as Harley Quinn in the movie “Birds of Prey,” directed by Cathy Yan.
Richard Brody writes about the 2020 Oscars ceremony, at which the Best Picture Academy Award was given to Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite,” upsetting the prediction that Sam Mendes’s “1917” would win top honors.
Richard Brody writes about the film “Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.,” by Leslie Harris, which is screening at Film Forum, about the life of a young black woman.
Richard Brody reviews the French film “Les Misérables,” the director Ladj Ly’s first feature, which is a nominee for the Oscar for Best International Feature Film.
Richard Brody suggests that a decision by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to limit Oscar voting to members who have worked in the industry in the past five years would make the awards more representative.