- The most colourless, grey movie I think I’ve ever seen.
- Either Jai Courtney or Sam Worthington star in this movie. I have never learnt the difference between them, and refuse to. Is this the guy from Avatar? Reader, I honestly do not know. One of them is in Wrath of the Titans. Are they both Australian? Honestly, a mystery.
- The self-mythologising melodrama of the long, pregnant pauses before “Come with me if you want to live” and…
Should an artist be held responsible for the ways their art could be interpreted by horrible people? Do technical achievements nullify sub-par messaging? Is Todd Philips an idiot? The Joker wrestles with all these questions (by accident) and it’s probably better off for it- only by accidentally starting conversations about the nature of art in a politically fractured world does it come close to saying anything new or interesting or different. Joker has all the hallmarks of Oscarish prestige- it’s…
To say that the Australian education system does not cater for Aboriginal students is a gross misrepresentation; the system is not set up for Inuits, or Korean speakers. The Australian education system actively and ruthlessly punishes Aboriginal students for the Aboriginality, forcing them into a system designed to maliciously erode the tenuous strands of culture that survived the initial decades of attempted genocide.
“I will speak to the Prime Minister, and I will say, ‘Stop killing Aboriginal people.’”