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Joker

#1 Post by thrjfr » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:09 pm

Joaquin Phoenix has the Best Actor Oscar in the bag, IMO.

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Re: Joker

#2 Post by snowman2k » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:53 pm

I agree, just seen it, and it was fabulously correct

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#3 Post by tonethestone » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:51 pm

Absolutely incredible film, my fave this year alongside Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

Phoenix knocks it out of the park, Oscar on the way. It reminds me of a Thomas Paul Anderson film, genius.

It’s not standard Marvel - DC CGI overload like Avengers movies or recent Superman films. It’s much much different and much much better in every aspect.

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Re: Joker

#4 Post by Kdk2626 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:30 am

I agree. I think he’s def up for an Oscar nomination. Although a couple of times I felt it was a little contrived (the Tai Chi type movements and the dancing on the steps - I thought was maybe playing to the Academy) But he played the role with incredible physicality.
I thought DeNiro was a brilliant piece of casting as a Johnny Carson type late night talk show host.
I don’t think there were any real plot surprises. I would like to see a sequel, not sure if that’s being considered.

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Re: Joker

#5 Post by thrjfr » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:19 pm

I wonder if the Pattinson Batman film will be rated R as well and connects with Joker. An R rated DC universe.

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Re: Joker

#6 Post by raj101 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:38 pm

should i feel weird that I found it kind of life affirming up to a point? 4/5

first DC film since TDK to redefine the genre. minor criticism is things escalated too fast. Some of its quite disturbing, I had to look away for 2 scenes.

Felt like a dark sort of (initially) Sean Penn's Samuel Bicke
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Re: Joker

#7 Post by snowman2k » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:55 am

Watched it again last night, in a packed screen, enjoyed it more the 2nd time.

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#8 Post by D-Fens » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:30 pm

raj101 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Some of its quite disturbing, I had to look away for 2 scenes.
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I couldn't bear to watch the Batman origin story again either.
I liked the start, thought it did the small things quite well. Didn't like the end in Gotham, thought they tied it together very tenuously and should have just focused on Joker throughout.

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Re: Joker

#9 Post by chelle1973 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:35 pm

Seen this last night. Absolutely brilliant! Incredible acting. Loved it and can't wait to see it again! 10/10

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Re: Joker

#10 Post by john thomson » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:59 pm

Best film of the year so far. Don't understand why so many American critics though it was pro capitalism

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