What makes Heath Ledger’s and Juaquin Phoenix’s Joker performances so special yet so different?

To determine this, we must first look and understand that both Ledger and Phoenix are playing the character of the Joker at two very different times in his life. Phoenix plays the character of Arthur Fleck and shows how that character spiralled into madness and became the Joker. Whereas Ledger plays as he says ‘an agent of chaos’ the Joker you see in the Dark Knight is a much later version of the character seen in the movie Joker. Therefor both performances although both amazing cannot be compared as they are not portraying the same version of the Joker.



“James put’s it up, no good, rebound Bosh, he kicks it out to Allen…. BANG tied game with 5 seconds remaining’. What makes someone a clutch performer? Is it something your born with or something anyone can learn? Within the field sport the term ‘clutch’ is often used to define someone who rises to an occasion and effects any given game late on when it matters, to push themselves and or their team to win. This is commonly used term in all the major sports in the world such as Football, Golf, Rugby, but in this occasion the sport in question is Basketball.


What can be done now ?

In the last 10 years what many deem to be the 'war on drugs' can be seen to have objectively failed in this country. With amounts of drugs being sold and consumed in the UK at an all time high, what can be done differently  now to help reduse crime and the amount of deaths due to drugs? The model for how drugs have been dealt with in the past , this being arresting people taking and selling scheduled substances, failling miserably, maybe its time for a change. 

Is ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ the best album of the last 20 years?

Kendrick Lamar’s 2nd Studio album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ received 12 Grammy nominations by the end of 2015. Including, Best Album, Best Rap Album and I for best Hip/Hop Performance. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard top 200 and was met with widespread critical acclaim. Receiving a 9.3/10 review from AnyDecentMusic and a 96/100 by Metacritic, making it only the 4th album ever to average over 90% in both review companies.


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