Joaquin Phoenix is a vivid, operatic Joker, but the movie is way too full of itself [in print as A grisly but often predictable funhouse].
By Ann Hornaday
online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/joaquin-phoenix-is-a-vivid-operatic-joker-but-the-movie-is-way-too-full-of-itself/2019/10/01/a95e53a4-dfd5-11e9-b199-f638bf2c340f_story.html
Why 'Joker' became one of the most divisive movies of the year [Why some aren't smiling about the release of 'Joker'.]
Washington Post Oct. 4, 2019, p. C1,3
online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/10/03/why-joker-became-one-most-divisive-movies-year/
Police, theaters brace for violence as Warner Bros. 'Joker' opens in controversy [in print as Police, theaters brace for violence as 'Joker' opens].
Washington Post Oct. 4, 2019, p. A18.