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Did the Media’s War on ‘Joker,’ Todd Phillips Backfire?
2 weeks ago

Did the Media’s War on ‘Joker,’ Todd Phillips Backfire?

Just a few weeks ago the media world couldn’t wait for “Joker” to hit theaters.

The film promised a gritty twist on the superhero genre, stripping the CGI and PG:13 …
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Mesmerizing ‘Joker’ Targets Oscar, Not Off-Screen Violence
3 weeks ago

Mesmerizing ‘Joker’ Targets Oscar, Not Off-Screen Violence

When was the last time a movie dominated the conversation for the best of reasons?

Director Todd Phillips’ “Joker” nailed the “conversation” part months ago. His sober spin on Batman’s …
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‘Joker’ Director: Woke Culture Killed Movie Comedies
3 weeks ago

‘Joker’ Director: Woke Culture Killed Movie Comedies

Director Todd Phillips hasn’t said as much, but you can imagine him thinking it.

His “Hangover” trilogy wouldn’t fly in 2019.

A dude bro comedy featuring four straight white males? …
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Warner Bros. Won’t Defend ‘Joker,’ Free Speech
3 weeks ago

Warner Bros. Won’t Defend ‘Joker,’ Free Speech

Free expression is taking a beating these days.

Comics who say the “wrong” jokes face the wrath of “Cancel Culture” or comedy titans unwilling to stand up to the PC …
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Here’s the Fatal Flaw in Too Many Musical Biopics
4 weeks ago

Here’s the Fatal Flaw in Too Many Musical Biopics

Joaquin Phoenix did a marvelous job emulating Johnny Cash in the 2006 biopic “Walk the Line.”

The attitude. The sneer. The stage presence.

But not the voice. That voice.

The …
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Why the Stoned Detective Suits Our Troubled Times
3 years ago

Why the Stoned Detective Suits Our Troubled Times

The full quote is illuminating:

“My mind,” he said, “rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, …
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