Film of the day: Joker

Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck

Shocking, divisive and unforgettable. Joaquin Phoenix’s character study the man who would be the Clown Prince of Crime was one of last year’s finest and has helped make this one of the most profitable comic book adaptions in history.

Phoenix portrays Arthur Fleck, a forgotten outcast on the bottom rung of Gotham’s increasingly fractured society with dreams of cracking the stand-up comedy circuit. But after one bad day, events unfold and escalate…
and for the first time in his life the joke won’t be on him.

Joker – from Friday 7 August on Sky Cinema and Now TV.