The early reviews for Joker have already set off Best Picture Oscar chatter… but also a firestorm of debate over whether it’s “irresponsible” to release a film that seems to sympathize with a disillusioned loner who turns to violence out of anger at society after a year of real-world violence. Film critic Bob Chipman breaks down the news — and the controversy.

This is The Big Picture, talking about Joker.

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