This week on End Credits, we’ve got gold on the mind. Oscar gold. This year’s nominations were announced last week, and in a timely bit of synchronicity we’re reviewing one of the nominees. We’re checking out Netflix’s excellent new drama The Lost Daughter, and before that we’re talking about the movies that did, and did not, get nominations.
This Wednesday, February 16, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:
Of Dogs and Dune. The nominations for the 94th Academy Awards were announced last week, and the winner so far, at least in terms of the most nominations, is The Power of the Dog. Jane Campion’s post-modern cowboy story is the front-runner with 12 nods, while Denis Villenauvre’s sci-fi epic Dune is a close second with 11. We’ll talk about what the nominations mean, and we will also talk a little about this year’s Golden Razzie nominations too.
REVIEW: The Lost Daughter (2021). Speaking of Oscar nominees, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut scored three nominations, but did it deserve more? Based on Elena Ferrante’s novel of the same name, The Lost Daughter tells the story of Leda, a professor on holiday in Greece who encounters a young mother that reminds Leda of her younger self. This leads to a fascinating story of self-reflection and recrimination featuring award-nominated performances from Olivia Coleman and Jessie Buckley, but is it fascinating for the audience?
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