‘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 … Read More