Jim and I went to see the Joker tonight, and it was intense, challenging, but also beautiful and engrossing look at mental illness and the sicknesses at the heart of our society. Director Todd Phillips gives us a plausible, believable, and terrifying Joker to inhabit a world that is set in a hazy late 70s period but the political landscape is very 21st century. We can see multiple ways this movie could be considered “dangerous”, but we feel the most dangerous thing about it could be people ignoring the many cautionary tales it packs into it’s run-time.
We’ll be back in two weeks to discuss what we imagine to be a bit lighter fare; Zombieland: Double Tap!
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