‘Joker’ review — All clown, no bite

Joker reimagines the iconic Batman villain as a mentally ill, impoverished standup comedian. One-sentence review: Joker is well-made and full of interesting choices that all feel hollow when you consider what the movie is trying to say — the answer: not much. Details: 🎬 Todd Phillips // 🇺🇸 U.S. // ⏳ 122 minutesThe cast: Joaquin…

‘Ad Astra’ review — Space travel as therapy

Ad Astra follows an astronaut as he goes on an interstellar mission to undo the effects of his father's failed mission 30 years earlier. One-sentence review: Ad Astra isn't the thrilling space adventure it's being marketed as — for good reason — and is instead a deepl moving meditation on emotional repression and the traumas…