End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday February 19, 2020

This week on End Credits, we’re going to pause our regularly scheduled production to salute some of the big Oscars winners from this year’s awards. It was last week that the hardware was handed out, and on today’s show we’ll revisit our original thoughts on Joker and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which won acting awards, and Parasite, which the big prize!

This Wednesday, February 19, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson, Tim Phillips and Peter Salmon will discuss:

REVIEW: Parasite (2019). Bong Joon Ho’s Palme d’Or-winning film is on track to become one of the most successful foreign films at the North American box office, and it comes with a lot of hype and stratospheric critical acclaim. But what did *we* think of it? You’re going to find out! Bong’s film has comedy and thriller elements, plus an up-to-the-minute social message with its finger on the pulse. There’s no possible way we could disagree on this movie, right…?

REVIEW: Joker (2019). It’s hard to think of a movie that’s been more controversial than Joker, an ultra-serious, gritty and realistic take on the origins of Batman’s most well-known nemesis. Heavily inspired by the early works of Martin Scorsese, and featuring a dynamo performance by Joaquin Phoenix, the movie is primed to be one of the biggest hits of 2019, but is it worthy of all the hype, not to mention all the safety concerns?

REVIEW: Once Upon a Time …in Hollywood (2019). Quentin Tarantino returns with his magnum opus, a tale of 1969 Hollywood that covers the waning days of the studio system and the rise of an era of creepy cults. The movie, like many of Tarantino’s works, has been received rather divisively with its mix of nostalgia, ultra-violence and long luxurious scenes that seem to lead no where, but is it among the director’s best, or has his tendency for indulgence gone too far?

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

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