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 Bradley Rust Gray
Zoe Kazan has been on a hot streak lately, co-writing Wildlife with Paul Dano, starring in The Big Sick and anchoring one of the segments of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Her first lead role came in The Exploding Girl, a quiet romantic drama about a girl home from college, playing phone tag with a disinterested quasi-boyfriend while handling the tension between herself and an old friend. (Available on Hulu, Kanopy, and Fandor)