Joker ★★★★★

On every street in every city, there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody. (Taxi Driver)

As many claim, the film is indeed clearly inspired by Taxi Driver, but that does not detract from the originality of this film. Joker is dark, exciting and at times there are even pieces of slapstick in it. What struck me most is the love for cinema that Todd Phillips shows in this film. Everything about this film screams cinema, from the Charlie Chaplin scene to the ending credits. In addition, there is the incredible acting by almost everyone with in particular Phoenix who manages to portray a cruel and disturbed character that we feel sympathy for and empathise with. The soundtrack is also fantastic and adds value to just about every scene. I enjoyed this film immensely and had goosebumps constantly. Really a huge recommendation!

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