End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday January 18, 2023 (Episode #280)

This week on End Credits we have unfinished business. The calendar says 2023, but we’ve still got some work leftover from 2022 as we finally get back into the regular swing of things. First, we’ve got to talk about that list that got so many people up in arms before the holidays, and then we’re going to talk about one of the last movies to be released in 2022.

This Wednesday, January 18, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:

The Flack List. Before the break, Sight & Sound magazine released their decennial update to the 100 Greatest Films of All Time list, and we have some notes. Now critics and directors contribute to the list, and essentially the whole thing is done by ranked choice voting, so we aim to do some direct editing by talking about the movies that should still be on the list, the movie that’s yet to make the list, and the new entry that might still be there for decades to come.

REVIEW: White Noise (2022). In 1985, Don DeDillo published a book that was popular, but widely considered unfilmable. At the beginning of the pandemic, Noah Baumbach accepted the challenge and started to develop this story about a Hitler studies professor and his family whose consumerist domestic bliss is assaulted by an “Airborne Toxic Event” from a nearby train crash. It’s impossible not to see the pandemic allegory in White Noise, and maybe that’s the point, but has Baumbach done the impossible and made the unfilmable filmable?

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

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