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Still of Joaquin Phoenix in Joker.

A retrospective critique of ‘Joker’

Brandon Yechout, Contributing Writer April 25, 2021

Todd Phillips’ “Joker” was lightning in a bottle. Easily ranking among the most significant comic book films of the past decade — a genre which it wears loosely — “Joker” polarized critics...

Margot Robbie in Birds of Prey.

REVIEW: ‘Birds of Prey’ cluttered, lacks meaningful content

John Cotter, Staff Writer February 16, 2020

After “Joker” became the first R-rated film to garner over $1 billion at the global box office (and to earn eleven Academy Award nominations), eyes have been understandably  focused on this mature...

The Joker movie sparks debate over use of violence and guns.

‘Joker’ faces controversy amidst national gun violence debate

New movie faces backlash from mixing violence and humor
Luke Murphy, Contributing Writer September 30, 2019

It all started with a Twitter post. Heather Antos, a comics editor at Valiant & Image, logged onto the site Sept. 5 and wrote, “Why the Joker movie is problematic. Rachel Miller nails it.” The...

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OPINION: A chance at redemption for DC movies

The comic company has tried to re-launch its movie franchise countless times—with "Joker" they might finally get it right
Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer April 15, 2019

The trailer for the new Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix was released on April 3, showcasing the Joker’s origin story and hopefully kicking off a top-tier film DC superhero movie after some disastrous...

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