Four films in theaters this month

By Tuesday Mahrle, February 2020 Issue.

Birds Of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

In Theaters February 7 | Rated R | Action, Adventure, Crime

In the eighth installment of the DC Extended Universe,

Birds of Prey follows Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) as she recovers from

a split from her villainous mentor, The Joker. 

In her new life, she finds that an up-and-coming kingpin in Gotham,

Roman Sionis, has his eyes set on a young, innocent girl to take under his

wing. Harley joins forces with The Black Canary, The Huntress, and Renee

Montoya as the unlikely foursome set out to take down Roman.

The Lodge

In Theaters February 20 | Rated R | 100 Minutes | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A stepmother-to-be wants to connect with her new

stepchildren as they vacation in a remote village lodge. When the three become

snowed in, the new stepmother, Grace, begins to be haunted by her dark past.

From the directors of Goodnight Mommy, watch as the children unravel Grace’s

tortured background and try to survive until the snow melts.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

In Theaters February 14 | Rated R | 121 Minutes | Drama, Romance

A female painter is commissioned to paint a wedding

portrait of a young woman in the late eighteenth century. The catch; the

bride-to-be isn’t to know about it. The young French painter spends the day

befriending the young bride in order to paint her at night when she’s alone Each

stroke of the brush resembles the final days of a woman’s freedom before being



In Theaters February 28 | Rated R | 129 Minutes | Drama

Garrett Hedlund delivers an amazing performance as the

Grand Dragon and Forest Whitaker as Reverend Kennedy in this drama about civil

unrest in the South. When a museum celebrating the efforts of Ku Klux Klan

opens in a South Carolina town, Reverend Kennedy tries to prevent racial

upheaval. The congregation is further stirred when the reverend decides to

shelter and protect the head of the KKK. Torn between race and religion, the

reverend must decide right from wrong and who to protect — enemy or community.

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