Controversial. Ultra-violent. At risk of inciting incels. We’re talking of course about Judy, the Judy Garland biopic. Kidding, it’s Joker! We give our thoughts on the DC villain’s first solo film and Joaquin Phoenix’s stellar performance. Then we actually talk about Judy, starring a career-best Renée Zellweger as the troubled star.
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[00:00] Intro to Joker
[04:52] The Hype/Hysteria
[07:52] The History of The Joker
[14:06] Martin Scorcese, Todd Phillips, and Incels
[19:26] Race and Class in Gotham
[23:02] The Performance, the Script, and the Score
[28:25] Oscar Potential/Should You Watch Joker?
[34:33] Intro to Judy
[38:30] The Effects of the Star System
[43:26] Renée Zellweger’s Knockout Performance
[51:45] Is Judy a Best Picture Contender?
[53:54] Friends of Dorothy
[59:50] Judy vs. Joker