That is absolutely understandable. I felt the same way about Marriage Story. Expected big things and whilst well acted, I just felt a bit 'meh' after watching it.
Agree Re freshness. The Safdie's craft scenes in ways that I've not seen before - the same goes for the scenes in Good Time. Just so frantic, chaotic and panic inducing.
Also agree Re Joker. Was okay. Didn't love it.