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A good comic book villain is more of a representative avatar than human depiction. None evinces this better than DC Comics' Joker. His original origin story (he falls into a vat of acid and is disfigured), provides for a madman's revenge angle, but that familiar human motivation has proven forgettable, at least in the movies.... Read More
Todd Phillips’ Joker has drawn controversy from the Left and Right, with some critics hailing it as a “masterpiece” and others not knowing “if it should be banned or it should be given every award.” Reviewers have tended to treat Joker as a character study of a man’s descent into madness. But by the film’s... Read More
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Note: Contains Spoilers One of the great things about Heath Ledger’s Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight is that he does not have an origin story. Or, actually, he tells two contradictory origin stories, neither of them probably true. But the police can’t find a single shred of information on his real identity: who... Read More