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October 4, 2019

At the Movies: 'Joker' turns villain into '70s anti-hero

AP Film Writer

“Joker” is driven not by any outside force but the ominous sense of something bad welling up in the unloved Arthur.

An air of menace and a cloud of controversy accompany the arrival of Todd Phillips' “Joker” like a thick perfume. That, in itself, could be something to celebrate. Danger isn't a quality often found in the sanitized corporate-made movies of today, least of all in the safe, fan-friendly world of comic book films.

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