End of the World
We live in truly odd times, so why not ride the wave and tack on some additional existential dread with cinema's various takes on the end of the world. From the calm, grim acceptance of On the Beach to the shrieking takeover of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (pictured) to the playful road trip in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, we all handle oblivion a little differently.
Staff Pick of the Day
Directed by Eagle Pennell
- 90 Minutes - 1983
Director Eagle Pennell embodied the wild spirit of American independent film in work like The Whole Shootin' Match and Last Night at the Alamo, a booze-fueled, black and white look at how a dive bar's regulars are handling its imminent closure. All the bar denizen archetypes are there, along with drinking contests and parking lot fights inspired by copious amounts of Lone Star beer, resulting in a terribly realistic slice of Texas-specific Americana.