The Daily Eastern News

‘Joker,’ Phoenix deserve Oscar awards

Dillan Schorfheide

January 14, 2020

Ever since I took a film class here at Eastern over a year ago, I have come to appreciate the finer things in films. Everything from sweeping camera angles to the symbolism behind colors and objects on screen, I have found a new appreciation for the finer details that most people do not notice. Because...

PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 8 (‘Joker’)

Joaquin Pheonix as Arthur Fleck in Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and BRON Creative’s tragedy “Joker.”
Photo by Niko Tavernise, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

October 23, 2019

Joaquin Phoenix blew viewers away with his portrayal of comic book icon Joker in the 2019 film of the same name. Audiences were pretty split after the film's Oct. 4 debut because of its unusual depiction of the Joker. Instead of seeing a raving, hysterical, maniacal clown sabotage vig...

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