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Joker Review

Joker Review

Joker (9/10)

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks — the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he’s part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.

This shit is real life. there are so very few times when cinema managed to transcend all physical/virtual barriers and created s perfectly immersive and gut punching experience that literally had the power to transform minds and souls. Joker is one of those rare cinematic experiences.

I am traumatized by its sheer realness and darkness. For once, I am speechless. I am afraid I cannot truly find the right words to describe what I have just witnessed. I am personally touched, both psychological and emotionally.

You need to take into consideration that this is not your average anti-hero kind of stories, nor is your average film, for that matter. Joker is an accurate portrayal of a system called society, a society filled with fear, cruelty and injustice and its lethal consequences on mankind. Deep down, its an exploration of a man’s troubled mind in a sick society.

It Is absolutely creepy, disturbing, raw and dark. It will slowly, but surely, start to take its toll on you and trust you will no be the same person as before. Life literally will not be the same.

I do not want to write a big review and talk infinitely because no matter what I write, I know I can never do it justice. In a nutshell, this film requires to be seen and felt. It is emotionally and psychologically demanding and exhausting.

The character study of the JOKER is one of the best I have seen this entire year. It is scarily accurate, detail-oriented and simply intense. And Joaquin Phoenix just, definitively, gave us the performance of his career. This man, I swear there is something entirely wrong with him. With such a performance, you must be, realistically insane, because no man with his right mind, can ever do what Joaquin just did.

Everything else from cinematography, to the editing, to the colors, to the atmosphere, to the soundtracks is a work of pure art. Everything was infused with an overdose of darkness, depth and intrigue.

I gladly admit, that for once, I am mind-blown. And I know that my review did not do this film justice, but I am literally out of words.

Thank you Todd Philipps!!!

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