Tag Archives: Joaquin Phoenix

Review: Joker (2019)

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the festival circuit that JOKER was somehow profound. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad. It’s fine. But if it wasn’t for Joaquin Phoenix’s pained, spellbinding lead performance there’d be very … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: You Were Never Really Here (2017)

Well this was a cheerful watch. I say that sarcastically, though apparently some people found this one strangely uplifting. Maybe it’s that whole lost soul thing on a mission thing. Joaquin Phoenix always manages to go the extra mile, to … Continue reading

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Review: Inherent Vice (2014)

Usually, a film’s plot or lack thereof is something I can rant on for hours about. Usually, if the plot doesn’t work, the film doesn’t work. That said, this is not a usual film, and I can say with absolute … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts More: Her (2013)

Spike Jonze’s HER was the cinematic high-point of 2013 for me, though I didn’t actually get to see it until the beginning of this year. I still stand by what I said in my original review, which you can find … Continue reading

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Review: Her (2013)

There is no filmmaker working today quite like Spike Jonze. He’s┬áthe master of thoughtful, playfully reality-bending cinema with punchy messages. HER tells the story of Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a writer who’s life is persistently haunted by a disastrous breakup … Continue reading

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