This week on End Credits, we’re all on lockdown here in Ontario, but we’re going to hit the road in spirit. Unable to travel ourselves, we will live vicariously this week through the titular characters of Nomadland, and since this is an Oscar-nominee, we will consider all the movies that were also looking good in awards season, but never got their just desserts.
This Wednesday, April 14, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:
The Snub Club. It’s Oscar time in just a few weeks, but as we all know, the movie or person that wins the Oscar is not always necessarily “the best.” Before the main review this week, we’re going to do a little back-tracking into Oscar history to talk about some of those times that the wrong people walked away with a trophy, and all the people that went home empty handed when they really shouldn’t have.
REVIEW: Nomadland (2021). This is the movie that’s most likely to win Best Picture and Best Director at this year’s Oscars, but does it deserve it? Director Chloe Zhao spins an inspired-by-real-life tale about the people who, out of desire or circumstance, set out in vans or RVs on the roads across America, discovering something about their country and themselves in the process. It’s a story that’s as hopeful as it is difficult, with great performances by experienced and first-time actors, but is it good enough to win gold?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.