The Story: It’s Joaquin Phoenix’s turn to paint his face and strap on a diabolical smile. In this origin story of the iconic DC Comics villain, he’s a failed comic that encounters thugs while wandering Gotham City dressed as a clown.
The Buzz: Why so serious? Because with primo slots at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals, this drama is positioning itself as a gritty awards-worthy character study of a tormented lost soul. And Phoenix always makes things interesting.
In theaters Friday, October 4Back to top