Film review

Joaquin Phoenix’s award winning performance is brilliant and disturbing in equal measure. We can’t help but feel empathy for the character Arthur Fleck. He is a bullied, lonely and delusional failed comedian. He lives a very sad existence with his dependent narcissistic mother. Becoming Joker gives this abused, pathetic character a sense of purpose. Ironically he finally receives acceptance from a city that is spiralling into anarchy and violence.

I would recommend this Bafta award winning film. Joaquin Phoenix’s performance justly deserves the award of Best Actor. His portrayal of Arthur Fleck’s descent into madness is utterly believable.  

Cover of the DVD 'The Joker'