Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a clown who eventually becomes Batman’s arch-nemesis, doesn’t hit theaters until Oct. 4. But the film has already caused a backlash, with some critics saying its message is dangerous while others continue to staunchly defend it. Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker strays far from the cartoon villain known for tormenting…

via What to Know About the Controversy Surrounding the Movie Joker — TIME