Movies

Thoughts on Joker

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker

Joker

Directed By: Todd Phillips

A lot has already been written dissected and yelled about this deep dive into the psyche of the Joker. Some interesting topics like art, censorship, the cultural responsibility of artists, violence in films, etc are involved. Not to mention why the yelling over this particular film and not countless other super violent movies that come out?

And is Joker even worth it?

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Books

Anger, Grief and Human Nature in Three Billboards

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Directed By: Martin McDonagh

Grade: A-

I had been wanting to watch this one for a while and it was well worth the wait. Months since her daughter was murdered with no answers Mildred Hayes rents out three billboards calling out the police (especially the Chief). This sets off a firestorm in the small town serving to ratchet up the growing anger and tension.

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