POSTPONED - THE JOKER (15)

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 - 7:30 pm

Dir: Todd Phillips, 2019, USA, 122 mins.
With Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Mark Maron.

At the heart of this movie is 'an incendiary central performance by Phoenix' who lost a lot of weight to play the skeletal antihero.  Set as always in the desolate territory of Gotham City where Arthur Fleck is a professional clown who longs to be a standup comic but who lacks the empathy to understand what makes people laugh.  Constantly ridiculed his building rage sends him on a journey to seek retribution.