Joker

Joker (2019)

A man sits before a dressing-room mirror, applying clown makeup and forcing his face into a grotesque, contorted smile. This is Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), who like Pierrot (or perhaps Chaplin’s Little Tramp), barely conceals the deep sadness beneath his jolly get-up. He is at HaHa’s, a rent-a-clown business in downtown Gotham, preparing for a…

Glasgow FrightFest 2015: Post Mortem on New Horror

First published by Little White Lies FrightFest began as a London event in August of 2000, and has since become the UK’s foremost genre festival, growing in scale, changing its Leicester Square venue multiple times, and spreading its tentacles to other parts of Great Britain. It first screened films – five of them – as…