‘Parasite’ Is Hoping to Do What These Movies Couldn’t: Win Best Picture

The film, based mostly on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker and provides a possible origin story for the character. Set in 1981, it follows Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian whose descent into madness and nihilism evokes a violent counter-cultural revolution towards the rich in a decaying Gotham City. Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, and Marc Maron seem in supporting roles.

Joker was produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Films, and Joint Effort, in affiliation with Bron Creative and Village Roadshow Pictures, and distributed by Warner Bros. The 2011 documentary Bully obtained an R rating for the profanity contained throughout the movie, which prevented a lot of the meant viewers, middle and high schoolers, from seeing the film. The film’s director, Lee Hirsch, has refused to recut the film, stating, “I feel a duty as a filmmaker, because the individual entrusted to inform (these children’) stories, to not water them down.” A petition collected more than 200,000 signatures to vary the film’s ranking[seventy five] and a model with less profanity was lastly given a PG-13 score. The same, nonetheless, could not be stated in regards to the 1995 teen drama Kids, which director Larry Clark wished rated R so parents may take their kids to it for academic functions, but the MPAA rated it NC-17 because of its content of teen sex and turned … Read More