Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker in Warner Bros’ Todd Phillips-directed origin story of the DC Comics character.

Joker movie trailer has gritty Martin Scorsese look – it could be an oddball winner for studio

  • Joaquin Phoenix plays the Joker as a cackling outcast with echoes of Scorsese characters Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver and Rupert Pupkin in The King of Comedy
  • Free of the DC Extended Universe, there’s a whiff of Heath Ledger’s Joker too in the Todd Phillips-directed origin story
Topic |   Cinema

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Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker in Warner Bros’ Todd Phillips-directed origin story of the DC Comics character.
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John C. Reilly (right) and Joaquin Phoenix in a still from The Sisters Brothers.

Why this director doesn’t want you watching his films on a mobile phone

  • French director of The Sisters Brothers, Jacques Audiard, says: ‘If I’m going to make a film to be viewed on a mobile phone, what are films for?’
  • Filmmaker also talks about women’s representation at film festivals, his ‘French Scorsese’ nickname, and his biggest influence – Fritz Lang’s silent films
Topic |   European films

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John C. Reilly (right) and Joaquin Phoenix in a still from The Sisters Brothers.
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