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#ReleaseTheSnyderCut Proves Fanboys Don’t Understand Film

I want to take you back, for a moment, to the dim yesteryear of 2017. This is when Justice League, a loud and garish movie…

The Joker Has Always Been A More Reliable Cultural Barometer Than Batman

If you think about it, there’s nothing inherently adversarial about a bat and a playing card. But because Batman’s arch-nemesis, the Joker, made his first…

‘Joker’ Has a Todd Phillips Problem

When I tell people how great Joker is, I tend to get the same response: a flabbergasted “Really?!?!” They don’t say that because they’ve seen…

Why Men Are Defending ‘Joker’ Before They’ve Seen It

Festival premieres, “Film Twitter,” trailers and critics’ previews all combine in a heady stew of expectations for any major studio movie. With writer/director Todd Phillips’…