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Sunday, September 01, 2019

Joaquin Phoenix boldly reinvents Batman's cackling arch-nemesis in Todd Phillips' dark new vision of the supervillain origin story, also starring Robert De Niro.

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"The clown prince of crime is alive and mentally unwell in Gotham City in Todd Phillips' grippingly atmospheric supervillain origin story, Joker. While a never-better Joaquin Phoenix paints on the famed maniacal smile with his own blood at one memorable climactic moment of messianic rebirth, what's most noteworthy about this gritty entry in the DC canon and the lead actor's sensational performance is the pathos he brings to a pathetically disenfranchised character " just like countless others in a metropolis in which the social chasm separating the haves from the have-nots has become a pit of incendiary rage."

Oh yeah. I like the prequel concept.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-31 08:29 PM | Reply

Old news. Phoenix's Joker is none other than John Wayne Gacy.

#2 | Posted by KillerKarlKrupt at 2019-09-01 09:51 AM | Reply

- John Wayne Gacy

Pogo - played keyboards for Marilyn Manson.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-01 04:43 PM | Reply

Heath Ledger would be a hard act to follow.

If Joaquin Phoenix can do it, he's got a job for life.

#4 | Posted by Ray at 2019-09-01 05:40 PM | Reply

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#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-01 05:42 PM | Reply

"- John Wayne Gacy
Pogo - played keyboards for Marilyn Manson.

#3 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM "

Also a friend of Rossalyn Carter

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#6 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-01 10:23 PM | Reply

Heath Ledger would be a hard act to follow.

If Joaquin Phoenix can do it, he's got a job for life.

#4 | Posted by Ray

Might not be very long life.

Didn't Keith Ledger kill himself after playing that part?

Some say it drove him mad.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-09-02 05:51 PM | Reply

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