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Joker: The Moral Punch of Near-Pornographic Violence in 2019’s ‘A Clockwork Orange’

Stephen Galloway at HollywoodReporter.com offers praise for the near-pornographic violence in the new film, ‘Joker’ with Joaquin Phoenix. Like Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 ‘A Clockwork Orange’, which garnered an X rating, and a public outcry, the visceral impact of Joker sickens, yet packs a moral punch unlike anything in recent memory. Should Warner Brothers and others make gruesome films like Joker? Does the new movie show that someone in Hollywood still knows the difference between right and wrong?

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