Send the Crown: Beat the Venice Competition and the Joker Starts the Grand Slam | Brook Brooks | film

teaOdd Phillips joker tells the story of a pathetic loser who finishes the winner, a low-end startup that upsets Apple carts and explodes facilities. At least none of Joaquin Phoenix's fierce party entertainers believe he did not believe in snowball opportunities in hell. But his message arrived home and voters demanded a change. We live in an exciting era where old rules do not apply.

As with men, so do movies. Philips' revisionist cartoon blockbuster, depicting Batman's year of asthma since the Grand was unveiled at the Venetian Film Festival last weekend, is criticized by hamsters as a hambone between dogs. It is hailed as a fiery socialist weapon and cursed as a cynical educational manual for the corrupt. It was considered the left wing. It was considered a right wing. Its politics is too tumultuous, unrefined, and must be distorted and spreading beyond the boundaries of traditional parties. Much can be said because real world politics is prone these days.

At the beginning of the film, I asked Phoenix's antihero, "Is it just me or more enthusiastic?" As the Venice jury of Lucrecia Martel decided to hand over the golden lion to the Joker, rather than many other favorable candidates, this was a question that was constantly being raised on social media in various variations. Most of the onlookers were the gloomy Luca Marinelli of Martin Eden, who won the Best Actor Award, and Ariane Ascaride of Gloria Mundi was named Best Actress. It was also possible to hear a collectively satisfying sigh when the Director's Award went to Roy Andersson of Sweden for his inevitable About Endlessness. In other years, the decision that enriched the gifts (actually the second prize of the event) for Roman Polanski, whose historical thrillers An Officer and Spy were infamous, would have provided the biggest controversy of the night. Except for the last time the jury was twisted.

Award-winning Phillips and Phoenix.

Award-winning Phillips and Phoenix. Photo: Alessandra Benedetti-Corbis / Corbis via Getty Images

Will Europe's oldest film festival fall to honor Hollywood studio blockbusters? It's only possible when the Joker doesn't need to pay attention and there are other small productions that benefited from leg-ups-perfect candidates for Pablo Larain's Emma and Haifa Al Mansour. But what about Joker if the remittance is to reward the boldest and ambitious production in the competition? Philips' film is irresponsible, divisive, and borderless in a cold call for weapons. But it is also lively, interesting and sometimes truly radical – the kind of movie that delights when pushing an envelope; Three steps further than I thought. I loved the movie since I saw it and have been buzzing on my head since then. Joker's setup was excellent and the punch line was destructive. But tonight's joke really broke down the whole house.



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