Films starring Joaquin Phoenix

Mary Magdalene

By Elena Lazic

Faux feminist biblical revisionism abounds in Garth Davis’ humdrum religious drama.


You Were Never Really Here

By Hannah Woodhead

Joaquin Phoenix and director Lynne Ramsay combine forces to deliver a sensational cinematic sucker punch.

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Irrational Man

By David Ehrlich

Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone go back to school in this charmingly off-kilter comedy-thriller from Woody Allen.


Inherent Vice

By David Jenkins

Paul Thomas Anderson charts the end of the hippy dream in this blissful gumshoe chimera.

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By David Jenkins

Whimsical futuro-romance effortlessly evolves into ambiguous, unfathomable hard sci-fi in Spike Jonze’s best film to date.

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The Immigrant

By David Jenkins

Hopes were sky high for James Gray’s lavish NY period drama, but this one left us cold.


The Master

By Adam Woodward

Paul Thomas Anderson’s spiritual post-war love story will restore your faith in cinema.

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