This week on End Credits, it’s summer, and that means we’re off to the deep end, but the movie this week is no afternoon at the neighbourhood pool. We’re going on a ocean dive in this episode with the award-winning doc My Octopus Teacher, and before that, it’s another look back at the days when we could whittle away the summer in an air-conditioned movie theatre.
This Wednesday, June 10, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:
Summer Lovin’ Part 6: 1989. By the time we got to the end of the eighties, the summer movie season had been more or less set as the time for ambitious (and not-so-ambitious) blockbusters. Still, the Summer of 1989 represented its own shift as Hollywood saw the big bucks and benefits in exploiting pre-existing I.P. and even bigger tentpole projects, and it all started with a man dressed in rubber bat suit fighting a clown.
REVIEW: My Octopus Teacher (2020). This year’s Oscar-winner for Best Documentary is a story about a diver and the octopus that he loves. It’s just that simple. My Octopus Garden had a 10-year journey to the big (and small) screens, a romantic journey in the classical sense of the word. It’s about how one man came to rethink his life above the surface by taking in the peace and serenity below the surface and living vicariously through his new eight-tentacled friend. Still, is this movie a sweet nature doc, or is it just too sweet?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.