Bright Lights, Bewildered Expression
Joaquin Phoenix is finally getting his close-up. The bad news? He seems to have lost his comb.
This is the one-sheet for Casey Affleck’s I’m Still Here, the Pennebaker-style document of Phoenix’s public meltdown we were promised from the very beginning. As images go, it’s a pretty good one—selling the glare of stardom and the mumbled, incoherent response at the same time, and wiping away any suspicion that this was all an inside joke. And while we wouldn’t try it at home, this particular beardo look is well on its way to being one of the more iconic faces of the decade.
Then again, it might just be the shades.
- — Russell Brandom