End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday November 24, 2021 (Episode #224)

This week’s episode of End Credits has at least 75 per cent new material. Speaking of that new material, we will review a new and interesting documentary on Netflix about what it takes to be a police officer in Mexico, and it’s also a love story. We’re going to review the aptly named, A Cop Movie, and we will also walk down memory lane by re-running the series on Aaron Sorkin.

This Wednesday, November 24, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:

Re-Run the Series: The Films of Aaron Sorkin. We were going to do something else for the first part of the show, but it fell through, so let’s revisit one of our Run the Series entries from last year. Next month, Amazon releases Meet the Ricardos, Aaron Sorkin’s behind the scenes look at the making of I Love Lucy, so before that happens, we will look again at the films written and/or directed by Sorkin, and we will reconsider how his series should be run.

REVIEW: A Cop Movie (2021). The Mexican Police have long been played in American films and TV as endlessly corrupt and ineffective in the face of uncorruptible hero cops from north of the border, but that can’t be the truth, right? Director Alonso Ruizpalacios’ new documentary aims to re-frame how we look at police officers in Mexico in a unique mix of interviews, re-creation, and immersion as two actors take on the role of two different police officers, and by doing so they’re not only telling the story, they’re also living it. So does it work for the audience?

End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.

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