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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

[8.00/10] Joker (2019)

Joker (2019)

Quick Review: Obscure, gritty, and with an off-putting feel that contrasts with its earthy color palette, but fits grimly well with the sense of havoc and mass disorder in '70s Gotham, Phillips's gloomy take on DC's most cruel villain, with social commentary on how despair can drive to extreme violence, is a deep character study of a sad, lone and mentally disquiet aspiring comedian turned a morbidly deranged monster -- an unsettling transformation portrayed masterfully dementedly by Phoenix.


Kaijinu said...

This movie is...Beautiful. Nuf' said.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

I'm not sure I'd use the word beautiful to describe it, but it was certainly an excellent film.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd use the word brilliant. Just an excellent film and character study.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Alex, brilliant it was, though there were parts I didn't really dig. Also, the uncomfortable laughter became annoying at some point.