Friday, December 20, 2019

a "Joker" review is coming

Stay tuned. I might need to watch "Joker" a second time before I put pen to paper, so to speak. There's a lot to digest when it comes to this film: the controversy surrounding it, the inevitable comparisons between Joaquin Phoenix's and Heath Ledger's performances (I think it's safe to say, all these years later, that Jack Nicholson was basically channeling a nastier version of Cesar Romero back in 1989, so Nicholson isn't in contention here), the portrayal of Gotham City, and the various themes and issues brought up by the story. This might prove to be a lengthy, meaty review. You've been warned.

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