This week on End Credits, we wonder, “Where’s our pig?” We’re all looking for our own “pig” whether it’s a literal swine or whether it’s a metaphor for a pet election issue. Speaking of elections, we will talk about some of the good and great political campaign movies, and will also be reviewing the new drama simply called, Pig (which is literally about a missing pig).
This Wednesday, September 15, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:
A Movie Campaign. In case you didn’t know, there’s an election on in Canada right now. As Federal candidates make their last moves before Election Day, we will look, as we always do, to the movies. A lot of movies have been made about elections and political campaigns, and we will recap some of the great ones, and okay ones, including tales inspired by real-life, satirical and dark comedies, and even some supernatural machinations.
REVIEW: Pig (2021). In John Wick, a man mourning the loss of his wife is forced to return to the city and his old life when a prized pet is taken from him. Pig brings that same energy, but instead of a dog, it’s a pig, And instead of the east coast, it’s the west coast. And instead of Keanu Reeves, it’s Nicolas Cage. In Pig, Cage plays a former high-end chef who returns to his old stomping grounds in Portland to find his stolen truffle pig, a Homeric quest that leads to a journey of renewal and self-discovery, but does it lead to a good movie?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.