Joker ★★½

The polarised response to this has been absolutely baffling, as it's a fairly competent slice of mediocrity. Phoenix relies a lot on tics and that laugh, the first third is Scorsese-lite crossed with Death Wish, the soundtrack is really overbearing, and almost nothing stuck with me 12 hours later. It's pretty watchable but neither fun nor lurid enough for a film about a demented clown.