“Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?” – Arthur Fleck 

This is how you do an origin story!  Todd Phillips directed a story that left no parts out about how Joker (played by Joaquin Phoenix) came to be, a man that was seeking to be acknowledged.  Joaquin Phoenix was flawless as Arthur Fleck, and told his story with such care. This version slowly builds up to the various versions we have seen of Joker from Cesar Romero to Jack Nicolson to Heath Ledger. We saw Arthur’s transformation to Joker in his movements, his laughter, and manipulative ways. Joaquin Phoenix will be deserving of ANY nominations he receives during awards season.  Bravo!

Bonus: lots of Easter Eggs and another origin story


From the desk of Dr. Dion Metzger

Magnificent! This was the best performance of Joaquin’s career. Excellent film with an added bonus of seeing my “Atlanta” stars. A round of applause for director Todd Phillips who is approaching 20 years strong of directing winners.


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Directed By:  Todd Phillips

Starring:   Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Runtime: 2 hrs, 1 min


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