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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    [96/100]

    Watched it again and, not only did my opinion not change but it was heavily reinforced. I truly believe this is a remarkable, honest and brutal film that stands out in the landscape of run-of-the-mill blockbusters. I thought in this review I would just try and rationalise/respond to some of the frequent criticisms I've seen of this film.

    1) It isn't original/bold.

    This is the complaint I find myself the most confused about. Like, sure, the themes that Joker…

  • Breathless

    Breathless

    ★★★★½

    [92/100]

    Wow, this is far, far better than I remember it being on a first viewing. I think one of the main reasons behind this, and this probably isn't all that surprising, is that the first time around the aesthetic style and jump cuts were too abrasive for me, so abrasive that I wasn't able to get a proper feel of the narrative. Everything was a lot clearer this time around, allowing me to pay more attention to the razor-sharp…

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  • Pocket

    Pocket

    ★★★★½

    Certainly worth your time. Worth watching on a phone in my opinion as that seems to be what the filmmakers intended. Got super immersed into this one perhaps because of that and while maybe not particularly groundbreaking narratively, I was enraptured by just how authentic this all is. Also, unlike many films that try the same concept, it never felt like it was trying to explain your own life to you (if that makes any sense whatsoever). It didn't talk…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★½

    [94/100]

    For the past few months now, I've become increasingly intrigued by a set of relatively popular 'film YouTubers', most of whom rose to popularity after the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi back in 2017. They were born out of collective anger towards the film, towards the mainstream critics that praised it, towards Disney. Over the months, though, it became more and more clear where the anger really came from. A general disdain for 'Woke Hollywood' and virtue…