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#449 January 3, 2023

Matt writes: Happy New Year, Ebert Club subscribers! As we embark on 2023, publisher Chaz Ebert would like to take a moment to reflect on all of the essential writing that was published at our site in 2022.


Smile When You Say That: Joker's Last Laugh

As of this writing, Todd Phillips’ “Joker” has earned nearly $1 billion globally, making it one of the most successful comic book movies ever released. But the discourse surrounding it will outlive this moment. No comic book-derived film since “Black Panther” has sparked more commentary, although the discussion surrounding this one has been more oppositional than anything else, and clouded by bad faith on every side.