At what point does well-intentioned cultural criticism lapse into conservative moral panic?

On August 31st, Todd Phillips’s The Joker premiered for critics at the Venice Film Festival. In the time since that screening the film has generated wildly different reactions. David Ehrlich of Indiewire said the film is “going to turn the world upside down,” while Stephanie Zacharek of Time countered that…

Robert Skvarla

Freelance writer from Philadelphia. Focuses include conspiracy culture, fringe communities, and new religious movements.

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