This week we’re talking Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, from the film itself to the controversies surrounding it, including Anna Paquin’s lack of lines. We also get into the current state of a wide-open award season, which is full of possibility and so will probably render a bunch of boring nominations. Finally, we talk about the first trailer for Wonder Woman 1984, and what a refreshing palette cleanser it is for the previously gloomy DC cinematic universe.
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
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