Joker ★★★★½

Hauntingly scored, beautifully shot, and strenuously acted, "Joker" leaves its symbolic allegories up to interpretation of the viewer. Nonetheless, it would be absurd to say that this film doesn't delve deep into the feelings of isolation that come with a mental illness. Joaquin Phoenix portrays this isolation with a sense of realism that cannot be replicated, shaping his Joker into an unparalleled yet engaging study on the human psyche. I would absolutely want to watch this again.