Don Shanahan reviews “Little Men” and “Suicide Squad” films for Every Movie Has a Lesson

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“LITTLE MEN”

Celebrated director Ira Sachs channels a shade of William Shakespeare with his latest film “Little Men.”  An often-repeated quote from Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” reads “the sins of the father are to be laid upon the children.”  Sachs puts a beautiful spin on that notion using modern-day Brooklyn, two struggling families from different backgrounds, and a blossoming friendship characterized by two terrific debuting teen actors.  “Little Men” may be small in scope, but it speaks volumes in repercussions.

“SUICIDE SQUAD”

In the words of professional wrestling Hall of Famer Razor Ramon, “Say hello to the bad guy!”  Warner Bros. and their DC Entertainment wing need a rebound from the maligned “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and are banking getting you to cheer for villains instead of heroes with “Suicide Squad.”  Packed with a head-turning cast of wild cards and very little shame for spectacle, this film aims to combine the delicious referential villainy you loved in “Deadpool” with the anti-hero team dynamics of “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

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