This week on End Credits, we come back to reality. The movie this week will feel very familiar to everyone paying attention to the news, or just familiar with long term issues of systemic racism in the criminal justice system. We will get into all the messaging with this week’s review, Monster, and we will also talk about the hits and (many) misses in the Summer of 1987.
This Wednesday, June 9, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:
Summer Lovin’ Part 5: 1987. The movies released in the summer of 1987 didn’t exactly represent big money, and it didn’t exactly represent a lot in the way of consistency. This was the summer of Ishtar, and Jaws: The Revenge, but it was also the summer of Robocop, Predator, The Untouchables, and The Lost Boys. It was also the summer of the most consequential Bigfoot movie ever made, and did the Care Bears go to Wonderland? They did…
REVIEW: Monster (2021). Sitting on the shelf for over three years since it premiered at Sundance, time has caught up with Monster. This drama, based on a novel of the same name, follows 17-year-old film student Steve, who is accused of being the lookout in bodega robbery-turned-murder, and finds himself a pinball in the criminal justice system despite his status as a sheltered kid of upper class parents. So it’s timely, but is it any good? Can a good cast and a talented director make this more than another ripped-from-the-headlines courtroom drama?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.