How ‘Why So Serious?’ Became This Century’s Best Summer Movie Tagline — and Then a Punchline

The provocative ‘Dark Knight’ phrase encapsulated the blockbuster’s dark brilliance. But more than a decade later, it’s turned into a dismissive shorthand for self-serious event films.

Playing the Joker Is Now the Greatest Acting Challenge of Our Time

Hollywood has set a weird precedent by treating the clown who does crimes like a Shakespearean role

Harley Quinn Is a Character 500 Years in the Making

To truly understand DC Comics’ breakout star, we’ve got to go all the way back to the 16th century — and the fabulous legacy of commedia dell’arte

Who Are These People in ‘Birds of Prey,’ and Why Should I Care?

A Harley Quinn standalone movie is a no-brainer. I would have liked to see that film. Sadly, we’re left with this one.