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The new Joker film with Joaquin Phoenix is an extremely timely and relevant commentary on what is happening in the Western world right now.
From the mass shootings and the epidemic of mental illness to the grief and anger that people are feeling in the climate change protests, the film is symbolic of many patterns emerging in modern society.
In many ways, the film is a warning. We wanted to do a commentary on what can be done about the feelings and patterns of behaviour illustrated in the film, and what we can do about them on an individual and societal level.
Mentions from This Episode:
- Joker, a film by Todd Phillips (2019)
- Fight Club, a film by David Fincher (1999)