Quick Movie Reviews
Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/18/2020
Joker is a tour de force descent into madness as Joaquin Phoenix gives the most grim-dark and grounded origin story for Batman's ultimate villain. Plus the film doesn't shy away from social issues such as class warfare and lack of options for those who need mental help. Punctuated by scenes of sudden violence with an exceptional score from Hildur Guðnadóttir, I can see why the film was so polarizing but also why it is so powerful.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 10/21/2019
Joaquin Phoenix was absolutely phenomenal as Arthur Fleck. Some of the best acting I’ve seen all year. This was the most uncomfortable movie experiences I've had in awhile. A brutal dive into madness that was so bleak and yet so compelling. The score by Hildur Guðnadóttir helped set the tone tremendously. A melancholy tone with a chaotic twist. The cinematography was gorgeous and there’s a handful of shots that has imprinted into my memory. I like how they actually gave Thomas Wayne a character rather than “guy gets shot in alleyway”.
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 10/12/2019
Joaquin Phoenix is one of the top three best live-action Jokers ever, surpassed by only Ledger and maybe Nicholson. This grim and inimical origin film draws inspiration from "Taxi Driver" and "The King of Comedy" and turns one of comic books' most iconic villains into a sympathetic antihero.