This week on End Credits, summer is here, so we’re heading north! And back in time! Our trip to the north is a thousand years in the past when men ruled with swift, brutal efficiency in the name of their old gods like Odin and Freya. Yes, it’s time for the viking revenge tale The Northman, and we will talk about that movie’s director, and some other great, new directors.
This Wednesday, June 1, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:
The New Class. Filmmaking is a cutthroat business, and behind every accomplished and successfully director is a new batch of upstarts looking to make their celluloid dreams a movie reality. Before digging into the third film from one of those post-millennial movie makers, we will talk about some of the other directors to keep an eye on, from a man who makes flicks for pennies on the dollar in Michigan, to France’s new queen of taboo-breaking body horror.
REVIEW: The Northman (2022). A movie about vikings? It’s been done, but it’s probably never been done as brutally, as bloodily or with the strict observance of proper viking mythology or cultural practices before. Robert Eggers follows up the folk horror of The Witch, and the isolation lunacy of The Lighthouse with his highly ambitious, and ultra-violent take on the ancient tale of Amleth, a Viking prince seeking revenge for his slain father and kidnapped mother. Can we keep our eyes open long enough to see if it’s any good?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.