^Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of Joker is as good if not better than Heath Ledger’s brilliant Oscar winning portrayal, and if that were a gauge, it would be Phoenix’s first Oscar win after 3 nominations. Despite the gore and violence (hey MTRCB!) this movie showed critics that it can be a winner and blockbuster. It can become the second superhero acting nomination (and win) after Ledger for Phoenix, and possibly the first superhero movie to be nominated for an Oscar best picture, though Marvel executives are pushing for Avengers Endgame to receive also an Oscar nom in the acting (for RDJ) and picture categories. I rave for this film because it’s how superhero movies can become edgy and darker (than The Dark Knight) without losing its appeal and still connect with the audience. Yes, this should be a 10/10. Rotten Tomatoes has it at a barely passing 69% despite an audience score of 90% and IMDB has it at 9.