The Oscar buzz is continuing for Joaquin Phoenix. His work in the upcoming ‘Joker’ film impressed critics and the general audience at the Venice Film Festival. Heck, it even surprised everyone by winning The Golden Lion award, which is the highest prize awarded at the festival.
Now the film is debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival, which means more critics are getting a chance to watch it.
And it’s safe to say, they are equally as impressed. You can check out some of the quick Twitter reactions below. It’s looking like Joaquin is definitely going to get a Best Actor nomination, which should be interesting because he has called the Oscars “bullsh*t” in the past.
By the way, Joker will hit theaters October 4, 2019.
JOKER: Guys…it’s good. A simplistic script is saved by Phoenix’s great performance, Phillips’ impressive direction, Hildur Guðnadóttir’s moody score, and Lawrence Sher’a gorgeous cinematography. This isn’t just a dark drama, it’s a full-blown horror movie. #TIFF19— Chris Evangelista @ TIFF (@cevangelista413) September 10, 2019
#Joker: Wow. Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips summon dark mojo for a descent into madness, for the origin story to beat all origin stories. Forget comic books — this is disturbingly too close to modern alienation to be dismissed as mere fantasy. #TIFF19 pic.twitter.com/LfmcDfAwE7— Peter Howell (@peterhowellfilm) September 10, 2019
#Joker is an extremely ultra violent tale but it’s also a concerning commentary on mental illness, class, feeling ostracized from society. It’s really chilling to watch. #TIFF19 pic.twitter.com/pX6z0DdlI9— Jason Guerrasio (@JasonGuerrasio) September 10, 2019