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The latest Joker film: cinematic masterpiece or incel nightmare?

Our screen panel discusses all things Joker.
Joaquin Phoenix in the iconic role of the Joker, one of the superhero universe's creepiest characters. (Warner Bros.)
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Every Monday the q screen panel convenes to look at the big stories happening in the film and television worlds.

This week, host Tom Power is joined by film and TV critic John Semley, arts journalist Tina Hassannia and a special guest panellist, bestselling writer and podcast host Shea Serrano.

They discuss the controversy surrounding the new movie Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix. Some people think that this version of the Joker has a lot of similarities to mass shooters in the U.S., and there's concern around the film inciting violence. 

— Produced by ​Beza Seife

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