The Renegade Rip

Joaquin Phoenix deserved better in “Joker”

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Despite a staunch performance by a gaunt Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” is an origin story that is all bark and no bite. While the Joker character does not exactly scream subtlety, the Todd Phillips directed film tries much too hard to instill fear into the audience. Instead of letting the audience discover that Arthur Flex, also known as Joker (Phoenix) was crazy and unhinged...

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