Trump has also previously been outspoken about controversial 2019 movies before, as indicated when Universal Pictures’ “The Hunt” got cancelled over the summer for its unwelcome portrayal of violence amid mass shootings in this country. What Hollywood is doing is a tremendous disservice to our country.” Per “The Hunt,” he said, “The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos.
Over the weekend, Joker cinematographer Lawrence Her took the top prize at Poland’s Cambridge festival, securing his spot in the awards-season derby. For his deranged portrayal of Arthur Fleck, Joaquin Phoenix is a favorite to beat for the Best Actor Academy Award.
And with Donald Trump ’s support, this is surely no longer a movie any Academy voter can ignore. CNN’s Simon Prospect reported that President Trump hosted a showing of Joker,” which tells the origin story of Batman’s arch nemesis.
A senior White House official confirmed to Yahoo News that Trump screened the movie for guests including “family, friends, and some staff members.” “ Joker,” which was released in theaters in October, stars Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a disturbed young comedian who descends into a world of crime.
However, some critics have raised concerns that the film’s dark mood and depiction of a man driven to brutality could inspire copycat crimes. During his career as a real estate mogul and reality television star, Trump regularly screened movies on his private plane.
He has made cameos, playing himself, in movies including “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” “Two Weeks Notice” and the 1989 BO Derek romantic comedy “Ghosts Can’t Do It.” Promptly poked some holes in his plans. Biden began laying out his framework for the next round of COVID-19 relief, reports The Washington Post, and said his plans include a multi-trillion-dollar package that would provide “more direct relief flowing to families, small businesses,” in part via $2,000 stimulus checks. But Man chin, who Axis notes will become an increasingly important player as a moderate in the Democrats' razor-thin Senate majority, seemed taken aback by Biden's promise.
Police arrested 53 people in dawn raids on democracy activists on Wednesday in the biggest crackdown since China last year imposed a security law that opponents say is aimed at quashing dissent in the former British colony. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was seen in several viral videos on Friday being harassed by supporters of President Trump, who accused him of being a “traitor” following the certification of the 2020 election results. At Reagan National Airport, Graham was shouted at by Trump supporters calling him a “liar” and a “traitor” while telling him he “will not be able to walk down the street,” as reported by Politico.
Another video posted by conservative activist Mindy Robinson showed Trump supporters yelling obscenities at Graham and saying “it's going to be like this forever wherever you go for the rest of your life. “The South Carolina senator was not one of the Republicans who objected to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's win in Congress this week, and he has urged Trump supporters to accept the president's loss.
The U.S. religious watchdog appealed Friday for the rights of a Pakistani woman from the country’s minority Ahmad is who has been jailed on blasphemy charges, declaring her a prisoner of conscience and urging Prime Minister Imran Khan's government to immediately set her free. The statement by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom said 55-year-old Ramadan Bib was jailed last April under Pakistan's Draconian blasphemy law that carries the death penalty.
The printing company, Movistar Direct Marketing, declined to name the worker but said it can’t offer employment to people “demonstrating dangerous conduct that endangers the health and safety of others.” “Our foreign political activities should be focused and redirected on subduing the U.S., our biggest enemy and main obstacle to our innovated development,” Kim said during nine hours of remarks over several days at a rare party congress in Pyongyang.
Located directly under the roof, Poniatowski’s idyllic Right Bank apartment is flooded with light, flea market finds, and the designer’s very own collectionOriginally Appeared on Architectural Digest The man seen sitting at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk has been arrested and made interesting comments about his death on Facebook.
Has been identified as the man in the viral image that displays him kicking his feet up on the House Speaker’s desk during Wednesday’s Capitol riots. So on Wednesday, several thousand of those supporters took their anger out on the U.S. Capitol and the people tasked with protecting it. But as Earhart put it on Friday's episode of Fox News' morning show, those Trump voters are just “scared” and “worried” about the future of the country.
Sarajevo said it expects nearly 1.25 million doses to arrive by April, enough to immunize around 20 per cent of the population in line with Whose goal. Some 13 EU foreign ministers also wrote to the European Commission earlier this week to highlight the urgency of the problem.
A daughter of a slain Sri Lankan journalist filed a complaint Friday with the United Nations Human Rights Committee over alleged government involvement in her father’s death 12 years ago. Wickrematunge, editor of the now-defunct Sunday Leader newspaper, was a strong critic of current President Notably Rajapaksa, who was a powerful defense official at the time.
In what officials see as a result of misinformation about possible side effects or supposed malicious properties, turnout for vaccines has been low among Arabs, who make up 21% of Israel's population, and Jerusalem Palestinians. SLC’s ‘Save America’ rally also saw a defiant teenage protester and an attack on a local media member.
Character creator Jim Stalin on Tuesday ripped the campaign for comparing the president to the Marvel bad guy. “After my initial feeling of being violated, seeing that pompous dang fool using my creation to stroke his infantile ego, it finally struck me that the leader of my country and the free world actually enjoys comparing himself to a mass murderer.
Set in a very thinly disguised New York City, Phillips’s version of the Joker story has as its protagonist Arthur Fleck, a middle-aged, working-class man who lives with his invalid mother. And his answer to this dual pincer of oppression by people of color and one-percenters is a murderous rampage of revenge, which catches fire among fellow angry citizens of Gotham and sends them looting through the streets.
Among other things, our immersion into the dark world of Joker cures us of politically correct illusions and simplifications, like sexual consent for example. It is a naive effort to overlay a neat-and-tidy intelligible egalitarian language of social justice over the dark, discomforting, relentlessly cruel, traumatic realm of sexuality.
We can easily imagine Joker reacting with wild laughter to the claim that ‘it was consensual, so it was OK’, since that’s how his mother ruined his life. To read this well-planned and very rational strategy in terms of death-drive is yet another example of how it is the left-liberals who are really on a suicidal mission, giving rise to the impression that they are engaged in bureaucratic-legal nagging while the president is doing a good job for the country.
Nolan’s Joker has no back-story and lacks any clear motivation: he tells different people different stories about his scars, mocking the idea that he should have some deep-rooted trauma that drives him. His propensity to compulsive and uncontrollable outbursts of laughter is paradoxical: it is quite literally estimate (to use Lacey’s neologism), intimate and external.
That’s the real me.’ But it is external to him, to his personality, experienced by him as an automated partial object that he cannot control and that he ends up fully identifying with. The paradox here is that in the standard Oedipal scenario, it is the Name-of-the-Father which enables an individual to escape the clutches of maternal desire; with Joker, paternal function is nowhere to be seen, so that the subject can outdo mother only by over-identifying with her superego command.
In his interpretation of the fall of East European Communism, Haber mas proved to be the ultimate left Fukuyama, silently accepting that the existing liberal-democratic is the best possible, and that, while we should strive to make it more just, etcetera, we should not challenge its basic premises. When a movement questions the fundamentals of the existing order, its very foundations, it is almost impossible to get just peaceful protests without violent excesses.
The elegance of Joker resides in how the move from self-destructive drive to a ‘new desire’ for an emancipatory political project is absent from the film’s storyline: we, the spectators, are solicited to fill in this absence.