This week on End Credits, we’re going to talk. Well, this is a radio show, so of course we’re going to talk, but this week’s movie is a film about a talk, a chat if you will, that all unfolded One Night in Miami, which is a film that should definitely get some Oscars. Speaking of awards, there were a lot of awards-worthy movies in 1996, and we will reminisce about some of them.
This Wednesday, January 27, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:
Class of ’96. Twenty-five years is lifetime in movies, and looking back a quarter century to 1996, the movie landscape is barely recognizable compared to today, but there were still some signs of things to come. We’ll talk about those this week, and shine a light on 10 of the movies that 1996 needs to be remembered for, from Shakespeare, to Space Jam, to the wood-chipper!
REVIEW: One Night in Miami (2020). Suppose on the night that Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) beat Sonny Liston to become the Heavy Weight Champion of the World that Malcolm X gathered Clay, football player Jim Brown, and singer/songwriter Sam Cooke in a Miami hotel room to talk about the future of Black culture in America. Regina King won an Oscar for acting, and her feature directorial debut is an acting showcase that’s timely, pointed and insightful, but how did *we* like it?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.