Joker (2019) – USA
Dir: Todd Phillips
Usually, I’m not the greatest fan of comic book movies, but this one is exceptional. Maybe many of you have already seen this, I think Joker really deserves to be mentioned as a must watch film of 2019.
It’s the origin story of one of the most iconic villains character in the history of comic books, Joker. The story is about a failed comedian named Arthur Fleck, who’s rejected, isolated, and bullied by society and his gradual descent towards madness.
The film’s Cinematography, Music, and colors are fantastic. And it’s really beautiful to watch Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as Joker. He had lost weight of 52 pounds to play the role of Joker, his first-ever role in a comic book movie.
Joker movie is inspired by two Martin Scorsese films, Taxi Driver (1976) and King of Comedy (1982), and the comic ‘The Killing Joke’. Joker is the first R rated film in history to make 1 billion dollars worldwide.
Joker received 11 Oscar nominations and won awards for Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) and Best Original Score (Hildur Guðnadóttir). It has ratings of 8.5 on IMDb and 3.8/5 on Letterboxd.