Monday, January 11, 2021

Joker (2019): DC Comics. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

     Directed by Todd Phillips, based on characters from DC comics, Joker (2019) is an astounding Academy Award winning tour de force.
     The plot is summarized: Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks- the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he's part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.
     Joaquin Phoenix deservedly won the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in the title role as Joker. The rest of the cast is great as well, including Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy and Bret Cullen.

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix

Joker. 2019. Joaquin Phoenix