Joker

05 Oct 2019 09:29 #1 by FredHayek
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Wow! One of the most intense movies I have seen in a long time. It is supposed to be a stand alone Joker origin story done by the director of "Hangover". First of all, not for kiddies! This film is very dark and concerns a man rapidly coming apart in a early 1980's NYC bankruptcy setting. As his life unravels, you see him lose his grip on reality. And at the same time, he unwittingly becomes the leader of a revolt.
The movie starts out slow and you find out quickly that his is a untrustworthy narrator. Pretty deep, this is not really a comic book movie. I did really like it, and now when you talk about great "Joker" performances, his will jump right to the top with Heath Ledgers. But unlike Ledger, whose Joker was a psychotic genius, Phoenix is more a man beaten down who finally lashes out.
Best movie of the year for me, so far, I think this could win an Oscar. Most likely for Phoenix who was so talented and lost 50 pounds to play the role.

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03 Nov 2019 20:53 - 04 Nov 2019 00:15 #2 by Blazer Bob
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I have not seen it. I have a hard time watching a movie alone. I did come across this rather lengthy review. Honestly I did not read the whole thing but still found it an interesting take.
I wonder if not finishing it makes me a homophobic. No wonder the left abandoned this guy.

"WHY I’M COUNTING ON ‘GENERATION JOKER’


WESTERN CIVILIZATION HAS JUST ONE HOPE—ZOOMERS

BY MILO YIANNOPOULOS

Joker is a masterpiece. But even more remarkable than its stylistic brilliance and moral seriousness is the triviality with which it has been approached by the liberal establishment. I have read a few dozen reviews of Joker by now. Not a single one is written as intelligently as the movie is, which is the opposite of how film coverage normally goes. At most publications, reviewing Joker has been farmed out to the junior women on staff. Perhaps the men are too overawed and incapacitated by it, like the rest of us, to dissemble.

freespeech.tv/blog/milo-on-generation-joker

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03 Nov 2019 22:35 #3 by FredHayek
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Wow. Quite a review. There is one alternate take on the film, the film closes with Arthur talking with a staff member at Arkham Asylum about the events portrayed in the movie. The new theory is that as the Joker he invented his whole back story and didn't do any of the crimes he is being imprisoned for. Quite a brilliant idea, and I wonder if the filmmaker will ever reveal that this theory is correct.

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04 Nov 2019 07:17 #4 by homeagain
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www.rogerebert.com/reviews/confessions-of-a-dangerous-mind-2003

The Joker sounds to deep and dark for my tastes, however, the above review sounds
strikingly similar and Clooney did a cool job of pulling it off.

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04 Nov 2019 09:51 #5 by FredHayek
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homeagain wrote: www.rogerebert.com/reviews/confessions-of-a-dangerous-mind-2003

The Joker sounds to deep and dark for my tastes, however, the above review sounds
strikingly similar and Clooney did a cool job of pulling it off.


Always wanted to see this Chuck Barris biopic because it seemed so outlandish and unbelievable.

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