In this edition of SIU Reviews... If you've been considering going to see the new psychological thriller Joker, movie critics Walter Metz and Namarata Sathe have differing perspectives on this 2019 telling. Based on the DC Comics character, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role and is directed by Todd Phillips. It's currently playing at a theater near you.
Namrata Sathe is a PhD candidate in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University. Her research interests include Hindi cinema, feminist film theory, and gender and sexuality studies.
Walter Metz is a Professor of Film Studies in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.