Year: 2021 Runtime: 84 minutes Director: Zoe Lister-Jones, Daryl Wein Writers: Zoe Lister-Jones, Daryl Wein Stars: Zoe Lister-Jones, Cailee Spaeny, Larmorne Morris, Logan Marshall-Green By Tom Moore Full of delightful, offbeat comedy and a variety of familiar faces, “How It Ends” is a unique journey of self-discovery and self-love on the eve of the apocalypse. “How It Ends” might be the first film I’ve seen that clearly … Continue reading Tribeca Film Festival 2021 Review: How It Ends
Year: 2021 Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes Director: Zoe Lister-Jones, Daryl Wein Stars: Zoe Lister-Jones, Cailee Spaeny, Whitney Cummings, Helen Hunt, Bradley Whitford, Logan Marshall Green, Olivia Wilde By Peggy Marie Shot entirely during the pandemic, “HOW IT ENDS” takes a delightfully quirky look at one young woman’s journey during her last day on Earth. While it is a bit chilling to note how the streets of … Continue reading SXSW ONLINE 2021 REVIEW: “HOW IT ENDS”
Year: 2021 Runtime: 82 minutes Directors/Writers: Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones Stars: Zoe Lister-Jones, Cailee Spaeny, Whitney Cummings, Tawny Newsome, Olivia Wilde, Helen Hunt, Bradley Whitford, Lamorne Morris, Logan Marshall-Green, Angelique Cabral, Colin Hanks, Nick Kroll, Fred Armisen By Morgan Roberts “You’re on an existential scavenger hunt for your soul.” In “How It Ends” (2021), Liza (Zoe Lister-Jones) is preparing for the last day on … Continue reading Sundance Review: “How It Ends”
An underrated mastery of the psyche “The Invitation” (2015) directed by Karyn Kusama is one of my favorite horror/thrillers in recent years. We’ve seen a lot of psychological distress on screen, but this is truly at its finest here. That churning tension of uncertainty that is introduced early, ruminates throughout, giving us a party that’s not quite what it seems.
Will (Logan Marshall-Green) and girlfriend Kira (Emayatzy Corinealdi) are invited to his ex-girlfriend Eden’s home (Tammy Blanchard) for a dinner party, he’s not really sure what to expect. When they arrive, they’re surrounded by several old friends, Eden’s new boyfriend David (Michiel Huisman) and some wildcard new acquaintances of the hosting couple, including Pruitt (John Carroll Lynch) who brings an extra element of creepiness. Continue reading 31 Days of Horror, Day 1: The Invitation