Listen to the latest episode of The Flickering Myth Podcast…
Allen, Gerald, Tori, and EJ discuss the trailers for Birds of Prey, and The Gentlemen, some of Tori’s highlights from the London Film Festival, including The King, The Lighthouse, and Jojo Rabbit, and EJ discusses the Judy Garland biopic, Judy.
When Tori exits to continue her LFF reviews, the guys discuss the first week of the AEW Dynamite television show before settling in for a lengthy conversation on one of the most bafflingly controversial movies of the year, Todd Phillips’s Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role. (Spoilers are not avoided. Be warned that this is a fairly lengthy dissection of the film with few stones left unturned. As these spoilers were key to the conversation, there is unfortunately no spoiler-free edit of this episode.)
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Joker centres around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. The exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.
Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix (The Sisters Brothers), Robert De Niro (Goodfellas), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Bill Camp (Red Sparrow), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story), Brett Cullen (Narcos), Glenn Fleshler (Billions), Douglas Hodge (Penny Dreadful), Marc Maron (GLOW), Josh Pais (Motherless Brooklyn), Shea Whigham (Kong: Skull Island), Douglas Hodge (Robin Hood) and Dante Pereira-Olson (You Were Never Really Here).
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