With a tour-de-force performance from three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix, director Todd Phillips's "Joker" provides a dark and fascinating evolution to the world of comic book movies.
"Joker" explores the struggle of Arthur Fleck, a troubled figure trying to find his way in Gotham's fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, Arthur aspires to be a stand-up comic at night ... but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events.
"It's a very good movie, and it features a blood-curdling performance from Joaquin Phoenix, in the most frightening portrayal of a violent maniac in decades." --San Francisco Chronicle