Director: Todd Phillips
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Marc Maron
Joaquin Phoenix joins the illustrious list of actors have have left a lasting impression as the Clown Prince of Crime. In Joker, he stars as Arthur Fleck who makes a living as a professional clown. He has aspirations of being a stand up comic on a late night talk show. He has good, innocent intentions but he just isn’t funny. He’s continually beat up for just being different and takes shelter by living with his mom (Conroy) in a small apartment. The trauma continues as he learns more about his childhood. The years of being bullied, ignored, and not taken seriously finally takes its toll on Arthur.
Here’s my review