Joker ★★★½

This guy woulda been fine if he’d just enrolled in a dance class! That’s the takeaway I’m choosing to have. Men in america would benefit from taking a few dance classes. 

All things considered, I don’t think this was all that controversial a movie. Yeah it was cringy at times, and tone deaf at others, but it was also decently compelling, not to mention extremely nice to look at (I saw in 70mm which was gorgeous). If you’d told me this cinematographer had 6 Oscars already I’d believe you. But no it’s the guy who shot classic Owen Wilson Ed Helms film Father Figures. 

Also love the lack of any noticeable cgi, and the focus on small moments rather than big action spectacle. 

Joaquin Phoenix looks like a bird. Done.

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