First things first yes I am fairly certain that's a real photograph of Joel Edgerton with his bandaged fist stuffed down his boxer shorts -- it fits in with the other shots taken for Tim Palen's book of photographs taken for the movie Warrior anyway. (Check out these other shots of him and Tom Hardy and swoon.) And with that greeting, a happy birthday to Joel today! In his honor, a beard-off! .
(This is also a fine way to forget his hairless turn as Ramses in the godawful Exodus: Gods and Kings -- best forgotten for all of us.) .
"I'm not sure why you're bothering. You will never - not in a million years - give the movie anything other than a negative review. It could check every single box of personal likes for you and you would hate it because it's a Christopher Nolan film. Meanwhile, you will heap praise on a piece of vacant, emotionless dreck like A Ghost Story and never once take issue with the fact that the lead actor is a rapist. Or you will spend hours praising effervescent masturbatory indulgences like the Twin Peaks reboot as high art. You are a fraud. An emotionally stunted child who has no business offering film criticism. "
--- If Michael Kirkhere was angry at me before I'd even reviewed Dunkirk then I guess he's probably none too keen on me now after I actually wrote my none too kind review. But here's to "effervescent masturbatory indulgences" though, for sure! Them's our faves!