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  • Joker

    Joker

    Some thoughts on this atrocity, which depressed me:

    Joker is gorgeously filmed, yet amateurishly directed; each meticulous, airless shot is, on its own, competently composed and lit, but, like a sequence of big words strung cumbrously together, they don’t ever form a rhythm of unique style. It has a filmic vocabulary and references (and sometimes straight-up purloins from) myriad other movies. It never finds a voice, or anything to say. 

    The depiction of mental illness—or rather, “mental illness,” an ambiguous,…

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool

    If this is what passes for satire in 2016, I hope we all die really soon.