Paul Scofield in A Man for All Seasons (1966) is my personal favorite for a single performance.
For ensemble performance, as unusual as the choice may be, I have to go with Almost Famous (2000). Every actor is a perfect fit for their character in that movie, and their interactions all fit together like a puzzle with no irregular pieces.
Is all of journalism dead? When did it happen? 1994?
This article reads like an angry twitter post, not critical analysis.
While I think the entirety of the hysteria around JOKER is a fabrication of progressive catladies with nothing better to do (and the "official warnings" are brought to you by the same government that spent considerable taxpayer dollars investigating a phony report about bed-wetting), I'm willing to assist our author here and provide an example of what a legitimate counterpoint argument would consist of.
If JOKER is a terribly misguided tale about mental health that leads viewers to the wrong conclusions and potentially provokes some to adopt a similarly violent stance in dealing with their own difficult lives, then a thoughtful critic might want to suggest a film with similar themes and characters which turns out rather differently. To that end, I would recommend Buffalo '66 by Vincent Gallo. The "protagonist" in that film has been almost completely overwhelmed by the near-total ruination of his life. He commits himself to enacting bloody vengeance against someone responsible. In the end, he evaluates what positives DO remain in his pitiful existence, and he chooses to focus on those rather than turning to violence. It's obviously a dramatically different film, but someone on the lunatic fringe of the media could attempt to make a reasonable case that it should be viewed first, before anyone considers watching JOKER.
I just draw pictures. Surely a professional writer could whip up a decent article like that. Right?
(Btw, JOKER is fantastic. Everyone and their kids should see it twice.)
This whole thing has fake psy-op written all over it.
Something the U.S. government has plenty of experience with.
Perhaps they'll unleash one of their programmed mass shooters, recently removed from his meds, to do the deed.
Then I suppose Mr. Peele has no choice but to agree that Donald Trump must be doing just about everything right.
The Birth of a Nation belongs on the list. It doesn't matter how the members feel about its other issues.
Beyond that, all of the other entries are fine. Although I would have liked to have seen Ivan's Childhood on there.
Would have been a nice surprise. Ruined now.
Thanks for nothing NFS.