I got dragged to see it on Saturday night against my wishes. It's very good: extremely subtle in the growing signs of madness and little things like his gnawed finger nails or tabacco stained fingers. Definitely not a batman film. Like you say Phoenix is pretty amazing: totally believable.
I see some have called it a call to arms for incels, but not so sure about that myself.
Has anyone ever looked at their own postings for last day or so? Oh my... so sorry.
I'm not really a film buff and, other than some of the recent Batman films, don't really watch any of the superhero films.
Having said that, I thought this was a great film. Very dark and gripped me from start to finish. My take on the story as a whole (this film) is that I am unsure whether they will be able to make a sequel but I would really like to see him play the Joker again