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Joker is a psychological thriller directed by Todd Phillips, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver. The film is based on DC Comic’s character, the Joker and was produced by Warner Bros. Pictures. An origin story set in 1981, the film follows Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian who turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City. The trailers were vague but issued warnings of a dark movie that earned Joker an “R” rating. While dark, Joker gave an in-depth look into an infamous character we never imagined.

In 1981, party clown Arthur Fleck/Joker (Joaquin Rivers) lives with his mentally ill mother, Penny Fleck (Frances Conroy), in Gotham City. Penny is always asking Authur to check the mail for a response to her letters hoping that Thomas Wayne (Brett Cullen), her former employer, who is rich and kind, will take them out of poverty and…

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