Joker ★½

“i don’t believe in anything”

surface level fare for audiences that crave some shock value but aren’t willing to go looking for something better, or deeper. i didn’t feel much of anything the entire duration, indifference turning to eventual boredom. the last act definitely gave me something more to work with, but by that point i’d already lost all interest and just wanted to get out of there. joaquin is always good at playing unhinged, sure, but i’d pass on this performance any day of the week for you were never really here or even the master. the former film has what this never could: nuance, intrigue and something to say

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