Truth & Movies #123 – Joaquin Phoenix’s sick joke plus a Judy Garland showstopper

DC’s clown prince is back in action this week courtesy of director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix – but is Joker a harmless supervillain origin story or something more insidious? Michael Leader, Pamela Hutchinson and Hannah Woodhead cut through the #discourse before turning their attentions to Judy, Rupert Goold’s tender portrait of Hollywood’s tragic entertainer. And in Film Club, 1954’s A Star Is Born, which features arguably Judy Garland’s finest performance.

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