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Joker (15)*SOLD OUT see Sun 10th & Wed 13th for available tickets
Fri 8 November @ 8:00 pm£7 – £10
Joker (15) – 2019, USA, 122 mins,
Director: Todd Phillips
An original standalone origin story of the iconic villain not seen before on the big screen, it’s a gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, and a broader cautionary tale.
“Joaquin Phoenix is astonishing. Phillips has said he had a picture of the actor above his screen when writing the script and it’s a belief that has paid off. Phoenix inhabits Arthur: having lost weight for the role, he looks thin, frail, hungry. Shadows carve out his exposed bones. His physicality is precise — the way he moves, shuffles, runs, sits, smokes, shrinks. His usual intensity is on full display and it’s captivating, even overwhelming in moments. Comparing him to Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson feels like a nonsense: this is a Joker we’ve never seen — in many respects it isn’t the Joker, it’s Arthur.” ★★★★★
– Terri White, Empire
“‘Joker’ is an instant classic that sees Joaquin Phoenix translate a discombobulating sensation from the screen to your senses, while director Todd Phillips creates a melancholic psychodrama punctuated by splashes of shocking violence… Phoenix pulls off the difficult trick of delivering an anti-hero who connects with the viewer even though they may deplore his decisions and abhor his actions.” ★★★★★
– Greg Wetherall, NME
Doors open for drinks at 7:00pm. Film at 8:00pm.