‘Joker’ director’s cancel-culture regret and other commentary

Libertarian: ‘Joker’ Director’s Cancel-Culture Regret Director Todd Phillips, whose new movie “Joker” has “proved controversial,” is stirring up controversy himself for criticizing cancel culture, Reason’s Robby Soave notes. In a Vanity Fair interview, Phillips said it’s hard “to be funny … Read more…

Todd Phillips Says Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Won’t Meet Robert Pattinson’s Batman

“Joker” director Todd Phillips isn’t optimistic when it comes to a future meeting between Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and Robert Pattinson’s recently announced Batman “No, definitely not,” he told Variety when asked if the pair would appear in a future film … Read more…

Joker Wants to Be a Movie About the Emptiness of Our Culture. Instead, It’s a Prime — and Dangerous — Example of It

It’s official. With Joker, Joaquin Phoenix is a certified graduate of the Acme Academy of Dramatic Arts. You want acting? Come and get it. Skills on display include but are not limited to leering, jeering, airhorn-style blasts of laughter timed … Read more…

The Week in Movie News: First ‘Joker’ Teaser Trailer, ‘Suicide Squad’ and ’Black Widow’ Casting and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Rachel Weisz and David Harbour to co-star in Black Widow: Marvel’s Black Widow is getting ready to start filming this summer by … Read more…