Apparently it's up for eleven (!) Oscars.
this guy is obviously intelligent and educated but he's still managed to misspell the name of his blogStrong blog post on this film: https://psuedoanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/10/joker-and-its-relation-to-unconscious.html
Fleck’s name, and that of his mother Penny, signify marginality and insignificence: a fleck is a mote of detritus, something you brush off, and a penny is the smallest of small change. Arthur’s stand-up jokes insistently return to a pun around “cents”/“sense”, correlating pennilessness with meaninglessness, while suggesting that the role of the comedian (whose jokes make neither cents nor sense) is to occupy a position of social abjection. His own “act” recalls that of 80s comedians such as Steven Wright and Sam Kinison, who inhabited shabby, dejected, incoherently angry or distracted stage personae. In the right setting it could actually have been a hit.