End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday April 11, 2018

This week on End Credits, we go from virtual reality to something like a reality. Can you make a movie on an iPhone? Tangerine proved you can, but now a certified auteur like Steven Soderbergh is getting in on the act. Not bad for a guy that said he was quitting movies, and has released two in the 10 months this show’s been in existence. We’ll talk about the works of Soderbergh, and we’ll talk about his latest work, the thriller Unsane.

This Wednesday, April 11, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Vince Masson will discuss:

1) The Other Steven S. Last week, we parsed the filmography of Steven Spielberg, and talked about some our favourites, and this week, we talk about the other famous director with the initials “S.S.” Of course, there are a lot of differences between Spielberg and Soderbergh as filmmakers, Spielberg is much more commercial, even when he’s aiming for seriousness, while Soderbergh seems only ever commercial accidentally. He’s also a filmmaker willing to take a chance and experiment, and he does so again with our review this week, which is…

REVIEW: Unsane (2018). The novelty of Unsane is that it was shot on an iPhone 7, but the greater novelty of Unsane might be that this is Soderbergh’s spin on the horror genre. Taking place mostly in a mental health hospital, our heroine Sawyer (played by The Crown’s Claire Foy) must deal with a corrupt system that’s entrapped her with the man that stalked her from her old life to her new one. Is Unsane the paranoid thriller of our time, or is it technically an experimental slasher film trying to sell your smart phone as a necessary filmmaking tool?

End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 2 pm.

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