This week on End Credits, we’re going to talk about how we survived TIFF even though we didn’t actually attend this year. Still, that film festival has heavily influenced our slate this week, with a review of Hustlers, and some discussion about the movies with the buzz post-festival. Also, we’re going to talk about the new terms in the streaming wars, Jim Cameron’s kingly ambitions.
This Wednesday, September 18, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:
Lucky ‘Rabbit’. Taika Waititi won the Toronto International Film Festival, but taking the coveted People’s Choice Award, an early predictor of the Oscar Best Picture race. So is Jojo Rabbit the one to beat in awards’ season? Also, what happened to all the talk about female directors and people of colour? Did TIFF get too distracted by all the famous people again?
Joker’s Wild. One of the most talked about movies to come out of TIFF was Todd Phillips’ Joker, the ultra-violent, realistic exploration of the famous Batman villain. Unlike the Venice Festival though, not all the buzz about Joker at TIFF was over-the-top praise. We’ll look at all the Joker related news that came out of the Toronto Film Festival.
Plus Doesn’t Mean More. Disney’s new streaming service Disney+ may be changing the way we watch TV even before it launches. New shows on Disney+ will not be bingeable, so you’ll have to watch them week-to-week, instead one after the other, and Netflix has noticed, making the same move for a couple of its upcoming shows. Is this the end of binging as we know it?
King James’ Version. Director James Cameron used to have number one and two of the biggest box office earners of all-time, domestically and internationally, but now he has none. We’ll talk about Cameron’s somewhat sedate new interview on the subject, and whether he’s plotting to reclaim his crown with four Avatar sequels.
REVIEW: Hustlers (2019). There wasn’t a single business or group that wasn’t effected by the economic downturn of the Great Recession, and that includes exotic dancers. Based on a true story, Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez lead a crew of ladies to get payback against the guys that tanked their careers and the world economy, but that’s only part of the story. We’ll review this funny, touching and daring new movie that’s more than a tease.
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 2 pm.