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 S. Craig Zahler
S. Craig Zahler's Bone Tomahawk became something of a word-of-mouth hit in 2015, and his follow-up, Brawl in Cell Block 99, managed to end up in several "best of 2017" round-ups. Vince Vaughn stars as a principled, "doing this for my family" sort of drug-runner, who ends up in the joint and is forced to pull off a prison murder to save the life of his unborn child. Brace for compound fractures, caved-in skulls, and Don Johnson. (Available on Prime Video)