Joaquin Phoenix

‘Napoleon’ Review: The World Was Yours

An epic that details the checkered rise and fall of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his wife, J...

7 Good

‘Beau Is Afraid’ Review: Aster and Phoenix Get Jewlirious

A paranoid man embarks on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother in this bold and ingeniously depraved new film from writer/director Ari Aster.

8 Great
Joker (2019) - Joaquin Phoenix

Review: ‘Joker’ Twists Villainous Origins with an Unsettling Phoenix Performance

Matt Marshall reviews crime drama, 'Joker,' starring Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

10 Perfect

Review: Todd Phillips’ Dark And Gritty ‘Joker’ Is Wild

Aaron Neuwirth reviews Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the iconic DC Comics villain, in a standalone, dark, and gritty origin story for the character from director Todd Phillips.

7 Good

TIFF 2019 Review: Joker is a Deeply Disturbing and Complex Character Study.

Scott Menzel reviews Todd Phillips' Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix.

10 Perfect

These 2 Subplots Were Cut Out of Parenthood

Parenthood was one of those movies I watched every day once I recorded it on VHS. I probably hadn’t seen it in 20 years but it was remarkable how I still remembered the film shot for shot when it scre...

Review: ‘The Sisters Brothers’ Saddle Up For An Offbeat Mission

I’m rather enjoying this stage of post-modern westerns that have come about in recent years. While the revisionist western serves as an interesting way to deconstruct the black and white ethics define...

8 Great

Review: ‘Don’t Worry,’ Gus Van Sant Is Back With a Good Flick

It’s about time Joaquin Phoenix reteamed with director Gus Van Sant. While acting since he was a kid, Phoenix’s real breakout role was the 1995 Van Sant film To Die For. Since that time, Van Sant has ...

7 Good

Sundance 2018 Review: Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot – Phoenix Remembered

Fred Topel reviews Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

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