Flashing back to 2010! This time, to review the Joaquin Phoenix “documentary” I’m Still Here. Sure, it wasn’t a real breakdown/pivot to rap, but it is one of the great performances (IMO) from one of our great actors. The shenanigans don’t always work, the whole film doesn’t for some of us here too, but we debate the merits of the film, the performance, and even rank Phoenix against some of his male counterparts (Ben picks Russell Crowe!). So, check it out!
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0:01:00 Why I’m Still Here, Who Knew?, Letterman
0:14:00 The Co-Stars, Too Much, Too Far?
0:21:00 It Comes Together?, Phoenix’s Turning Point (For Better)
0:30:00 Greatest Living Male Actor? (Ben Loves Him Some Russell Crowe)