This first episode of End Credits for 2018 is going to look back at 2017. While it’s true we’ve already awarded the Top 5 of 2017, there are some other accolades we’d like to consider for before moving on to the new year and new movies. Yes, it’s time for the first annual End Credits Awards, which will feature winners in a quartet of unconventional categories.
This Thursday, January 4, at 10 am, Adam A. Donaldson, Vince Masson, Peter Salmon, and Candice Lepage will discuss:
1) The Anti-Canon. If “The Canon” is a movie that we should never forget and be a part of every cinephile’s diet, then the Anti-Canon is a movie that should be forever removed from the collective consciousness of pop culture. Last week, we honoured the Best Movies of the Year, this week, we talk about the ones that we’re trying to forget.
2) Most Improved. Life isn’t binary. At the end of the year, we like to talk about what is best, and what is worst, but there’s a lot of stuff in the mushy middle that, while not being remarkable, definitely shows improvement. Whether they’re coming back from a bomb, or an unfortunate production disaster, these movies, and their makers, made 2017 a year of second chances.
3) Time to Retire. In so much as every filmmaker, or actor, or production gets a chance to improve, there comes a point when we all have to say that enough is enough. In spite of everything they’ve done, even past successes, there comes a moment when event the most stalwart actor, filmmaker or franchise has to call it a day.
4) Most Promising. In so much as this episode is about looking backwards, we also take a moment at the end to look forward. In so much as 2017 had some surprises and some things we’ll treasure, we look toward 2018 with new eyes and some big expectations about what’s coming next. Who’s ready for another big year at the movies?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Thursday at 10 am.