“Joker” utilizes the popularity of the comic book movie platform to deliver a new character story. In a repulsive, vile, and evil exploration of one of comics’ most iconic villains, Phillips changes the lens through which we view films in this genre.
Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Lindsay Lohan, the Olsen twins, there are endless stories documenting the challenging lives of prominent child actors. The pitfalls of fame are in abundance, suffocating them from every angle and submerging them into maturity before they’re even ready. How these actors navigate the endless temptations and obstacles is often a gamble. However, if you’re Shia LaBeouf, the environment may lead to severe emotional distress. Such is the case in LaBeouf’s latest film “Honey Boy” in which the writer/actor exercises a long overdue catharsis contextualizing the heartbreaking and complicated relationship between him and his father.
Cooper, deftly creates intimacy between Jackson and Ally, without which the story would certainly not be as successful. The film sucks you in from the beginning with the roar of a raucous concert audience, the hard beat of the drums on Jackson’s stage, and his hypnotic swagger as he plays for thousands.
Griffin brings you his thoughts on the latest Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg collaboration: Patriots Day! As always check out and subscribe to our weekly podcast!
Bring your tissue box, Griffin reviews the mature family film A Monster Calls! As always check out and subscribe to our weekly podcast!