Da 5 Bloods
On the Record
I May Destroy You
Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Sign up here
Already have an account? Log in here
and the Terms and Policies,
and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.
Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.
No user info supplied.
I believe that every artist no matter what form of the arts they are in, whether it be art, photography, dance, music or film has or will have a masterpiece.
I watched Joker for the second time tonight and I feel that Joaquin Phoenix's performance as Joker is his masterpiece. It is an absolutely stunning performance.
To sit and watch this already tragic characters fall into psychotic madness was almost heart breaking. In the past I've watched Batman movies with the Joker as the bad guy, typical Hollywood stuff.
The first time I watched the film I was totally taken by surprise at Phoenix's take on the villain I have read about in comics and seen in films and cartoons since I was a kid. I never gave thought to what circumstances made him go off the rails, well you don't do you ? You sit and watch the film and come away thinking, that was good or that was crap. This is the first time ever I have watched the Joker in a film and thought about his mental condition and his mental condition is what the film is about. I was gripped from start to finish and felt so sorry for this man, beaten down by life in a city where people have no regard for anybody but themselves. I have worked in mental heath, I think this is as close as you will get to seeing someone slip into madness without actually being there and seeing it with your own eyes.
I'm sure it's going to be a long long time before I see another performance that even comes close.
Stunning, gripping, tragic, heartbreaking, brilliant, just a few words to describe Juaquin Phoenix's performance and in my humble opinion they don't come close, but they're all I've got.