In episode 70 of The Electric Shadows Podcast, Robs Daniel and Wallis set their laughing gear to discussing Todd Phillips’ Joker. A controversial film being hailed as a masterpiece, the two Robs are baffled as to why.
They both talk about why the film left them unimpressed and non-plussed, from the slavish homage to Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy to Joaquin Phoenix’s mannered performance.
Rob D recounts the negative reactions his review has met on Facebook and R&R attempt to figure out where the love is coming from.
To help them, friend of the podcast Adrian Zak joins Rob D for a brief chat, describing what he found to like in the movie. Never say we’re not balanced.
We recorded this one outside between screenings at the London Film Festival, hence the background being noisier than usual.
Have a giggle on us…