annoyingly passionate and sometimes controversial film student. ignore ratings of old reviews and logs.
hasn't aged amazingly, and I'm growing weary of some of the more recognisable, imitated moments, to the point where the watching experience feels routine, but of course that isn't the films fault. if anything it's a testament to how original and exciting the screenplay was at the time. enjoyed watching this (for uni) a lot more than I expected, although I probably won't return to it for a while now.
not only a hilarious, chaotic, original and endlessly quotable film about drifting through a mundane, capitalistic life, but genuinely inspiring for any young, broke filmmakers who can't visualise that seemingly eternal gap between normal people like them and actual film directors. makes Shaun of the Dead look like Avatar in comparison.
From a technical point, impressive. My boy Joaquin has been far better (his portrayal as Freddie Quell in The Master perhaps being my choice for the greatest on-screen performance of all time) but he’s still excellent here. The score was riveting, bold and uncompromising. It’s nice to see De Niro back, and Atlanta stars Zazie Beets and Bryan Tyree Henry steal the few scenes they’re in. Cinematography checks out. Brilliant use of Cream’s ‘White Room’.
However, overall... Joker isn’t very good.…
a legitimate documentary that definitely feels like a mockumentary. and then you feel bare bad when they start getting serious and you're like oh damn this is a real documentary. yeah. some bits are hilarious though, unintentionallly I guess. the bald one is 1000x better than the in-the-closet one.