Okay, my previous attempts to have a movie discussion haven't worked great. This movie is historic. I don't know if it's going to imprint itself on the cultural narrative for everyone but I believe aspiring actors will study Joaquin Phoenix's performance for decades to come. Cinematography students will study the camera work. Politics and film classes will pick this apart. I'm still processing how I feel about the movies, but I finally got something I asked for. It doesn't follow a set formula. This movie is different.