What up yo
Todd Phillips is director of the new JOKER film starring the perfectly cast Joaquin Phoenix.
We were given a 2 min teaser in April, a glimpse into madness “Taxi Driver” style.
25 minutes ago the final trailer dropped.
Haven’t watched it yet cause I wanted to get it up and out there…
But here it is. Fingers crossed. I’ll keep you posted.
UPDATE POST WATCHING TRAILER:
If this movie ends up being a fraction as good as both trailers are it’s gonna be a fucking masterpiece.
UPDATE: POST SCREENINGS AT THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
The first reviews are quick to praise the “stunning, fearsome and highly physical performance” of Phoenix in the title role, going so far as to predict Oscar buzz for the actor.
David Rooney declares the film”Grippingly atmospheric,”highlighting the sensational, unsettling and weirdly affecting performance from Phoenix who inhabits the Joker with an insanity both pitiful and fearsome.“He brings pathos to a pathetically disenfranchised character,”Emphasizes the critic.Rooney goes on to suggest that since the screenplay is smartly written, anchoring the story“In a fiercely divided city with echoes of a contemporary, morally bankrupt America,”The movie may well appeal to a wide audience that includes those who don’t typically seek out superhero fanfare.Praising the cinematography by Lawrence Sher and production design by Mark Friedberg, both of which visually support the protagonist’s“Simmering psychosis,”Rooney concludes that this
“Neo-noir psychological character study is arguably the best Batman-adjacent movie since The Dark Knight.”
Read the article below at the jump. I’ll keep you posted…but this is sounding bad the fuck ass.