In this SPOILER FREE mini movie review episode, Xan reviews a controversial new film that re-imagines one of DC Comic's most iconic Villains. Was it a great comicbook film or was it a unique character study? Well, Sit back and listen as  Xan reviews "Joker", directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, and Marc Maron


As with our other mini reviews, this is not an official review, but our host describes his feelings on the subject of mental illness, how this film makes the audience feel, the subject on if it is overhyped and if it should be considered an Oscar Nominee Worthy film.

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If you or someone you know suffers or may suffer from mental illness, there is help if you need it

The National Allience of Mental Illness (NAMI) is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.

  • They understand, many from their own experiences, listen and offer support.
  • They are informed on NAMI Programs, NAMI Support Groups and locate your local NAMI Affiliate.
  • They are trained to help identify the best resource options for your individual concern.
  • They are knowledgeable and a source of accurate information about relevant topics.
  • They care.

To contact the NAMI HelpLine, please call 800-950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, or send an email to

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Music Used in the Episode: Closing Theme- That's Life (Instrumental Version) by Ellis Drane and his Jazz Orchestra (Joker: Songs From Live With Murray Franklin OST)

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