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In 'Joker', Joaquin Phoenix Gives A Big Performance In A Flat Film

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Why so serious?: In Joker, failing stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is done being the butt of the joke. Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. hide caption

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'Joker' Is Wild ... ly Dull

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Merritt Wever and Toni Collette play two detectives investigating a series of sexual assaults. Beth Dubber/Netflix hide caption

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Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver star as a couple going through a divorce in Noah Baumbach's new film Marriage Story. Wilson Webb/Netflix hide caption

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Laura Carmichael stars as Lady Hexham, Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Grantham and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Talbot in Downton Abbey. Liam Daniel/Focus Features hide caption

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