The Hollywood Read ep. 39

It’s Joker week, so we’re talking Joker‘s record-breaking box office*, Todd Phillips shoving his foot down his mouth, Joaquin Phoenix’s only somewhat hostile press tour, and the Oscar odds for the year’s most divisive movie. We also get into Martin Scorsese’s comments in re: Marvel movies and theme parks. Join us as we power through the final stage of The Discourse!

*The official box office tally ended up being $96 million.

Kayleigh’s hot take on the best movie Joker: https://screenrant.com/joaquin-phoenix-best-joker-comparison-actors-leto-ledger/

Sarah on Todd Phillips and “woke culture”: https://www.laineygossip.com/joker-director-todd-phillips-blames-wokeness-for-current-state-of-comedy/58680

Kayleigh twitter: @Ceilidhann

Sarah twitter: @Cinesnark

The Hollywood Read ep. 37

We’re back! We went to the Toronto International Film Festival, so we’re talking everything we saw at TIFF, as well as discussing the official launch of Oscar season. Narratives are already emerging (Renee Zellweger is back! Christian Bale is himself! Joaquin Phoenix is thirsty!), and a couple of films are already dominating Oscar talk. Join us as we break down the first phase of award season: the festival phase.