This week on End Credits we’ll BBM you. Are you old enough to remember BBM? Maybe it doesn’t matter because the direct messaging app between BlackBerry devices is a minor plot point in the new film about the titular device. This week, we’re going to review the new true Canadian story, BlackBerry, and talk about other movies about fights overs technology.
This Wednesday, May 17, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:
Tech Wars. This week’s movie is about the human conflict that’s created as a result of technological innovation. Sometimes these movies are about man versus machine, but sometimes it also means man versus man *over* the machine. Then, there are the stories about how man’s faith in machines is his undoing, and when you add all this up, it means you get the movies of the pre-review segment on this week’s show as we dig into, “Tech Wars”
REVIEW: BlackBerry (2023). Around the turn of the 21st century, a Waterloo company became the centre of the tech universe when the device they created changed telecommunications forever. They called it the Blackberry, both fans and critics called it the “CrackBerry” and for the better part of a decade, if you had a smartphone, it was probably from the finest minds in K-W. This period of time’s now been captured in BlackBerry, the amazing rise and stunning fall of a made-in-Canada success story. But is the made-in-Canada film about it any good?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.
Photo courtesy of XYZ Films/Rhombus Media/Zapruder Films
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