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The moment every film lover has been waiting for has arrived: the 2023 Academy Award nominations have been announced! Like any other year, this year’s announcement was filled with predictions coming true and surprises galore, and those of us at the Angelika can’t wait to find out the winners! 

Fan-favorite Everything Everywhere All At Once swept the noms, with 11 nominations (including Best Picture) – and is re-opening in theatres across the country! Everything Everywhere All At Once is opening Friday at Mililani, Kahala, Kapolei, Koko Marina, Olino, Pearlridge, and Ward.  

The Banshees of Inisherin came out with a stunning 9 Academy Award nominations, and is returning to cinemas at Kahala, Kapolei, Koko Marina, and Ward. 

Top Gun: Maverick was nominated 6 times, returning to Mililani, Kapolei, Koko Marina, Olino, Pearlridge, and Ward. 

Avatar: The Way of Water received 5 nominations, and is currently playing at Mililani, Kahala, Kapolei, Olino, Pearlridge, and Ward. 

The Whale was nominated for 3 awards, highlighting Brendan Fraser and Hong Chau’s stunning performances, and is now playing at Kahala, Kapolei, and Koko Marina. 

Living opens Friday, and is nominated for 2 Academy Awards – opening at Kahala. 

Women Talking received 2 nominations, and is now playing at Kahala. 

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The 95th Academy Awards will air on Sunday, March 12th at 8pm live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, and I can’t wait to tune in! 

And now, the nominees… 

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Sound 

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Viktor Prášil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel and Stefan Korte 

“Avatar: The Way of Water,” Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers and Michael Hedges 

“The Batman,” Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray and Andy Nelson 

“Elvis,” David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson and Michael Keller 

“Top Gun: Maverick,” Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor 

Best Original Score  

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Volker Bertelmann 

“Babylon,” Justin Hurwitz 

“The Banshees of Inisherin,” Carter Burwell 

“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Son Lux 

“The Fabelmans,” John Williams 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling  

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová 

“The Batman,” Naomi Donne, Mike Marino and Mike Fontaine 

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Camille Friend and Joel Harlow 

“Elvis,” Mark Coulier, Jason Baird and Aldo Signoretti 

“The Whale,” Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley 

The Whale

Best Live Action Short 

“An Irish Goodbye,” Tom Berkeley and Ross White 

“Ivalu,” Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan 

“Le Pupille,” Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón 

“Night Ride,” Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen 

“The Red Suitcase,” Cyrus Neshvad 

Best Costume Design  

“Babylon,” Mary Zophres 

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Ruth Carter 

“Elvis,” Catherine Martin 

“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Shirley Kurata 

“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris,” Jenny Beavan 

Best Animated Short Film 

“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse,” Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud 

“The Flying Sailor,” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby 

“Ice Merchants,” João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano 

“My Year of Dicks,” Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon 

“An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It,” Lachlan Pendragon 

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Best Animated Feature Film  

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley 

“Marcel the Shell With Shoes On,” Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan and Paul Mezey 

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” Joel Crawford and Mark Swift 

“The Sea Beast,” Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger 

“Turning Red,” Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins 

Best Visual Effects 

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank and Kamil Jafar 

“Avatar: The Way of Water,” Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett 

“The Batman,” Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands and Dominic Tuohy 

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick 

“Top Gun: Maverick,” Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson and Scott R. Fisher 

Best Production Design  

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Production Design: Christian M. Goldbeck; Set Decoration: Ernestine Hipper 

“Avatar: The Way of Water,” Production Design: Dylan Cole and Ben Procter; Set Decoration: Vanessa Cole 

“Babylon,” Production Design: Florencia Martin; Set Decoration: Anthony Carlino 

“Elvis,” Production Design: Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy; Set Decoration: Bev Dunn 

“The Fabelmans,” Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara 

Top Gun: Maverick

Best Original Song  

“Applause” from “Tell It Like a Woman,” Music and Lyric by Diane Warren 

“Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick,” Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop 

“Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler 

“Naatu Naatu” from “RRR,” Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose   

“This Is a Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne 

Best International Feature Film  

“All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany)  

“Argentina, 1985” (Argentina)  

“Close” (Belgium) 

“EO” (Poland)  

“The Quiet Girl” (Ireland) 

Best Film Editing 

“The Banshees of Inisherin,” Mikkel E.G. Nielsen 

“Elvis,” Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond 

“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Paul Rogers 

“Tár,” Monika Willi 

“Top Gun: Maverick,” Eddie Hamilton 


Best Documentary Short Film  

“The Elephant Whisperers,” Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga 

“Haulout,” Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev 

“How Do You Measure a Year?” Jay Rosenblatt 

“The Martha Mitchell Effect,” Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison 

“Stranger at the Gate,” Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones 

Best Documentary Feature Film  

“All That Breathes,” Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann and Teddy Leifer 

“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin and Yoni Golijov 

“Fire of Love,” Sara Dosa, Shane Boris and Ina Fichman 

“A House Made of Splinters,” Simon Lereng Wilmont and Monica Hellström 

“Navalny,” Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller and Shane Boris 

Best Cinematography  

“All Quiet on the Western Front”, James Friend 

“Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths,” Darius Khondji 

“Elvis,” Mandy Walker 

“Empire of Light,” Roger Deakins 

“Tár,” Florian Hoffmeister 

The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Original Screenplay 

“The Banshees of Inisherin,” Written by Martin McDonagh 

“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert 

“The Fabelmans,” Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner 

“Tár,” Written by Todd Field 

“Triangle of Sadness,” Written by Ruben Östlund 

Best Adapted Screenplay 

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Screenplay by Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell 

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” Written by Rian Johnson 

“Living,” Written by Kazuo Ishiguro 

“Top Gun: Maverick,” Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie; Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks 

“Women Talking,” Screenplay by Sarah Polley 

Best Supporting Actress 

Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)  

Hong Chau (“The Whale”)  

Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)  

Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)  

Stephanie Hsu (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) 

Best Supporting Actor 

Brendan Gleeson (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)  

Brian Tyree Henry (“Causeway”)  

Judd Hirsch (“The Fabelmans”) 

Barry Keoghan (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)  

Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) 


Best Lead Actress 

Cate Blanchett (“Tár”)  

Ana de Armas (“Blonde”)  

Andrea Riseborough (“To Leslie”) 

Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”)  

Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) 

Best Lead Actor 

Austin Butler (“Elvis”)   

Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)  

Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”)   

Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”)  

Bill Nighy (“Living”) 

Best Director  

Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)  

Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)  

Steven Spielberg (“The Fabelmans”)  

Todd Field (“Tár”)  

Ruben Östlund (“Triangle of Sadness”) 

The Fabelmans

Best Picture 

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Malte Grunert, Producer 

“Avatar: The Way of Water,” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers 

“The Banshees of Inisherin,” Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers 

“Elvis,” Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss, Producers 

“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang, Producers 

“The Fabelmans,” Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner, Producers 

“Tár,” Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert, Producers 

“Top Gun: Maverick,” Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, Producers 

“Triangle of Sadness,” Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, Producers 

“Women Talking,” Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Frances McDormand, Producers 


Hosted by sitcom icons Leslie Jordan and Tracee Ellis Ross, the Academy Awards announced its 2022 nominees.  

The ceremony itself will air live at 8pm EST on Sunday, March 27th on ABC! 

You can still see some of the nominees in theaters now! 

Check out BEST PICTURE nominee Drive my Car at Koko Marina

BEST PICTURE nominee Licorice Pizza is opens February 11 at Ward, Mililani, Pearlridge, Kahala Theatre, and Koko Marina

BEST PICTURE nominee Belfast reopens February 11 at Pearlridge and Mililani

BEST PICTURE nominee Dune is also reopening February 11 at Pearlridge and Mililani

Two-time nominee Parallel Mothers is currently screening at Kahala Theatre

BEST COSTUME DESIGN nominee Cyrano opens February 25 at Ward, ‘Ōlino, Mililani, Kahala Theatre, and Koko Marina

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS nominee Spider-Man: No Way Home is in theatres now at Ward, ‘Ōlino, Mililani, Pearlridge, Kahala Theatre, Koko Marina, and Ka’ahumanu

Check out the full list of nominees here! 

Licorice Pizza (2021)


Belfast (Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas, Producers) 

CODA (Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger, Producers) 

Don’t Look Up (Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers) 

Drive My Car (Teruhisa Yamamoto, Producer) 

Dune (Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter, Producers) 

King Richard (Tim White, Trevor White and Will Smith, Producers) 

Licorice Pizza (Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson, Producers) 

Nightmare Alley (Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper, Producers) 

The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile 

Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier, Producers) 

West Side Story (Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers) 


Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza) 

Kenneth Branagh (Belfast) 

Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog) 

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) 

Steven Spielberg (West Side Story) 


Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye) 

Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter) 

Penélope Cruz (Parallel Mothers) 

Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos) 

Kristen Stewart (Spencer) 

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Will Smith in King Richard (2021)


Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos) 

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog) 

Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick … Boom!) 

Will Smith (King Richard) 

Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth) 

Ariana DeBose in West Side Story (2021)


Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter) 

Ariana DeBose (West Side Story) 

Judi Dench (Belfast) 

Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog) 

Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard) 


Ciarán Hinds (Belfast) 

Troy Kotsur (CODA) 

Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog) 

J.K. Simmons (Being the Ricardos) 

Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog) 

Cyrano (2021)


Cruella (Jenny Beavan) 

Cyrano (Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran) 

Dune (Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan) 

Nightmare Alley (Luis Sequeira) 

West Side Story (Paul Tazewell) 


Belfast (Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather and Niv Adiri) 

Dune (Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett) 

No Time to Die (Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey and Mark Taylor) 

The Power of the Dog (Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie and Tara Webb) 

West Side Story (Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson and Shawn Murphy) 

Parallel Mothers (2021)


Don’t Look Up (Nicholas Britell) 

Dune (Hans Zimmer) 

Encanto (Germaine Franco) 

Parallel Mothers (Alberto Iglesias) 

The Power of the Dog (Jonny Greenwood) 


CODA (Screenplay by Siân Heder) 

Drive My Car (Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa 


Dune (Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve 

and Eric Roth) 

The Lost Daughter (Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal) 

The Power of the Dog (Written by Jane Campion) 

Belfast (2021)


Belfast (Written by Kenneth Branagh) 

Don’t Look Up (Screenplay by Adam McKay; Story by Adam McKay & David Sirota) 

King Richard (Written by Zach Baylin) 

Licorice Pizza (Written by Paul Thomas Anderson) 

The Worst Person in the World (Written by Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier) 


Affairs of the Art (Joanna Quinn and Les Mills) 

Bestia (Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz) 

Boxballet (Anton Dyakov) 

Robin Robin (Dan Ojari and Mikey Please) 

The Windshield Wiper (Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez) 


Ala Kachuu — Take and Run (Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger) 

The Dress (Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki) 

The Long Goodbye (Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed) 

On My Mind (Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson) 

Please Hold (K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse) 

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Dune (2021)


Don’t Look Up (Hank Corwin) 

Dune (Joe Walker) 

King Richard (Pamela Martin) 

The Power of the Dog (Peter Sciberras) 

Tick, Tick… Boom! (Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum) 

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)


Coming 2 America (Mike Marino, Stacey Morris and Carla Farmer) 

Cruella (Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne and Julia Vernon) 

Dune (Donald Mowat, Love Larson and Eva von Bahr) 

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh) 

House of Gucci (Göran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock and Frederic Aspiras) 

Encanto (2021)


Encanto (Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer) 

Flee (Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie) 

Luca (Enrico Casarosa and Andrea Warren) 

The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Kurt Albrecht) 

Raya and the Last Dragon (Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Osnat Shurer 

and Peter Del Vecho) 

Flee (2021)


Ascension (Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy and Nathan Truesdell) 

Attica (Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry) 

Flee (Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie) 

Summer of Soul (Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein) 

Writing With Fire (Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh) 


Audible (Matt Ogens and Geoff McLean) 

Lead Me Home (Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk) 

The Queen of Basketball (Ben Proudfoot) 

Three Songs for Benazir (Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei) 

When We Were Bullies (Jay Rosenblatt) 


“Be Alive” — Music and Lyric by DIXSON and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (King Richard) 

“Dos Oruguitas” — Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto) 

“Down to Joy” — Music and Lyric by Van Morrison (Belfast) 

“No Time to Die” — Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas 

O’Connell (No Time to Die) 

“Somehow You Do” — Music and Lyric by Diane Warren (Four Good Days) 

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The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021)


Dune (Greig Fraser) 

Nightmare Alley (Dan Laustsen) 

The Power of the Dog (Ari Wegner) 

The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel) 

West Side Story (Janusz Kaminski) 

The Worst Person in the World (2021)


Drive My Car (Japan) 

Flee (Denmark) 

The Hand of God (Italy) 

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Bhutan) 

The Worst Person in the World (Norway) 

Nightmare Alley (2021)


Dune (Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos) 

Nightmare Alley (Production Design: Tamara Deverell; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau) 

The Power of the Dog (Production Design: Grant Major; Set Decoration: Amber Richards) 

The Tragedy of Macbeth (Production Design: Stefan Dechant; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh) 

West Side Story (Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo) 

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)


Dune (Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and 

Gerd Nefzer) 

Free Guy (Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis and 

Dan Sudick) 

No Time to Die (Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner and Chris Corbould) 

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker and Dan Oliver) 

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein and Dan Sudick) 

Your very own recommendations, straight from Consolidated Theatres!

If you liked HALLOWEEN KILLS, OLD, or CANDYMAN in 2021, be sure to keep your eye out for:

Scream (2022)

Scream (Jan 14) – OUT NOW!

Twenty-five years after the original series of murders in Woodsboro, a new killer emerges, and Sidney Prescott must return to uncover the truth… Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette RETURN as Sydney, Gale, and Dewey alongside a new generation to help unmask the killer as Ghostface hunts them down again. t’s always someone you know… 

Nope (July 22)

Jordan Peele returns to directing in his third feature film, “NOPE”. After his filmmaking debut “GET OUT” won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, horror fans knew he was not to be missed. While the plot is still unannounced, fans of “GET OUT” and “US” are sure to be in for a treat.  

Halloween Ends (Oct 14)

The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode comes to a spine-chilling climax in this final installment of the franchise- the third movie in the recent trilogy, and the 13th installment in the HALLOWEEN franchise from 1978-2022. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis as the iconic Laurie Strode and Andi Matichak as her granddaughter Allyson in a final attempt to kill Michael Meyers once and for all.  

If you enjoyed DUNE or THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS, check out: 

Moonfall (Feb 4)

A mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact and the world on the brink of annihilation, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler is convinced she has the key to saving us all – but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper and a conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman believe her. These unlikely heroes will mount an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love, only to find out that our Moon is not what we think it is. 

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (Apr 15) 

The third installment of the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ series which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander. While the full plot is still under wraps, the magic of the Wizarding World is back with direction from David Yates – often recognized for his direction of the last four Harry Potter films, and starring Mads Mikkelson, Alison Sudol, Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, and Ezra Miller.  

Avatar 2 (Dec 16) 

The highly anticipated sequel to Avatar (2009) directed by James Cameron. Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington return to their roles as Neytiri and Jake Sully as they explore the unknown regions of Pandora. When an ancient threat resurfaces, they must protect not only their family, but their planet. 

You liked RED ROCKET and LICORICE PIZZA? Be sure to check out:

THe Worst Person in the World (2022)

The Worst Person in the World (Feb 4) 

The chronicles of four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is. Written and directed by Joachim Trier, and starring Renate Reinsve, who won Best Actress at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival for her role as Julie. 

Everything Everywhere All at Once (Mar 25) 

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led. Directed and written by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, and starring Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan. 

If you enjoyed LAST NIGHT IN SOHO or THE CARD COUNTER, we think you’ll love: 

Death on the Nile (Feb 11)

While on vacation on the Nile, Hercule Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress. Based on the novel by Agathie Christie and adapted for the screen by Michael Green, DEATH ON THE NILE features Kenneth Branagh as both director and star alongside Gal Gadot.  

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Apr 22) 

A cash-strapped Nicolas Cage agrees to make a paid appearance at a billionaire super fan’s birthday party, but is really an informant for the CIA since the billionaire fan is a drug kingpin and gets cast in a Tarantino movie. Starring Nicholas Cage as well, himself, THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT is sure to be an adventure you won’t want to miss!

Don’t Worry Darling (2022)

Don’t Worry Darling (Sep 23)  

A 1950’s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets… With an all-star cast of Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, Nick Kroll, and Olivia Wilde – who also directed the film – this thriller is sure to keep you on the edge of your seats.  

If you liked NO TIME TO DIE or RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY, be sure to keep an eye out for: 

Uncharted (Feb 18) 

The story is a prequel to the Uncharted video games, starring Tom Holland as a younger Drake, showing us details of how he came to meet and befriend Sully, played by Mark Wahlberg. This thrilling action-adventure brings you behind the scenes of one of the best selling PlayStation games of all time. 

Top Gun: Maverick (May 27) 

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. He must soon confront the past while training a new squad of graduates for a dangerous mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice. A thrilling sequel – 36 years in the making, since the original TOP GUN in 1986, both starring Tom Cruise as Mitchell.  

If you loved ENCANTO or LUCA, we think you’ll enjoy: 

Belle (2022)

Belle (Jan 14) – NOW PLAYING!

Suzu is a shy high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone. Directed by Academy Award nominee Mamoru Hosoda, BELLE is a beautiful film about coming of age in our digital world. 

Lightyear (June 1) 

The story of the original Buzz Lightyear and his adventures to infinity and beyond that inspired the toy from Pixar’s TOY STORY! Directed by Angus MacLane and starring Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear, this action-sci-fi will be a heartwarming tale for kids and adults alike. 

If you enjoyed the ETERNALS, SHANG-CHI, THE SUICIDE SQUAD, or SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME, keep up with the superhero sagas with: 

The Batman (Mar 4) 

In his second year of fighting crime, Batman uncovers corruption in Gotham City that connects to his own family while facing a serial killer known as the Riddler. Introducing Robert Pattinson as the newest Batman, with an all-star cast of Peter Sarsgaard, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Andy Serkis, and more, with direction by Matt Reeves, the newest rendition of the Batman stories is sure to thrill you.  

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6) 

Dr. Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens the door to the multiverse, including an alternate version of himself, whose threat to humanity is too great for the combined forces of Strange, Wong, and Wanda Maximoff. With direction from Sam Raimi, and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Rachel McAdams, and Benedict Wong, DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS is sure to have you at the edge of your seat. 

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – Part One (2022)

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – Part One (Oct 7) 

Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.  



The Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®-winning documentary RBG, directed by award-winning filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen, chronicles the inspiring and personal story of Ginsburg’s rise to the nation’s highest court while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. “From her Supreme Court chambers to her exercise room, what a privilege and a joy it was for us to train our cameras on RBG, and capture the story of this feisty, determined, brilliant woman who used her talents to make our world a better place,” said West and Cohen.


Born into poverty in rural Jamaica, Bob Marley became a prophet for the world’s oppressed, preaching peace, love, and understanding with a universal language – song. On what would have been Marley’s seventy-fifth birthday, Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald combines unheard tracks, unseen footage, and intimate interviews to paint a definitive portrait of the legendary artist.


Set in New York City, an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese Grandma goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck…and in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.
Director Sasie Sealy brings to life a dark comedy about immigrant life, the vulnerabilities of aging and an unexpected friendship. Set in alleyways underground mahjong parlors with a cast of rich-ly drawn characters (including Taiwanese movie star Corey Ha) Lucky Grandma is a love letter to Chinatown and an homage to all the badass elderly women who inhabit it.


Featuring extensive interviews with Diana Kennedy and famed chefs José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Gabriela Cámara and Alice Waters, Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy provides an intimate look at the leading expert on Mexican cuisine. The author of nine acclaimed cookbooks and a two-time James Beard Award winner, Diana is called the “Julia Child of Mexico”, but the feisty cook prefers “The Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine”.


Told in Bill Cunningham’s own words from a recently unearthed six-hour 1994 interview, the iconic street photographer and fashion historian chronicles his remarkable career, and his democratic view of fashion and society. Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker, The Times of Bill Cunningham features incredible photographs chosen from over 3 million previously unpublicized images and documents from Cunningham.


Queer Lion winner at the Venice Film Festival, José is a gripping, layered and beautifully honest story about one working class young man’s struggle to find himself, and a nuanced and vivid look at being gay in Central America.


Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. THE BOOKSELLERS takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.


In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him. Set in a sleepy French alpine village, he falls into the guise of an independent filmmaker and befriends a trusting bartender and aspiring editor (Adèle Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire) who becomes his collaborator on a movie that will document a surprising new goal he sets himself.

The 2023 Golden Globe Award nominations swept the internet this morning as fans of this year’s most beloved movies swarmed onto Twitter to discuss the highly anticipated event.  

Returning to NBC, the Golden Globes will be hosted by Jerrod Carmichael, premiering on Tuesday, January 10th at 8pm EST – streaming live on NBC and Peacock.  

As for the nominees, you can catch The Fabelmans, White Noise, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, She Said, and The Menu are playing in theaters now – with Avatar: The Way of Water, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, and Babylon coming soon! Find a theater near you: 

Missed the news? We’ve got all the nominees here for you! 

Best Motion Picture – Drama 

  • Avatar: The Way of Water 
  • Elvis 
  • The Fabelmans 
  • Tár 
  • Top Gun: Maverick 

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 

  • Babylon 
  • The Banshees of Inisherin 
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once 
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery 
  • Triangle of Sadness 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama 

  • Cate Blanchett, Tár 
  • Olivia Colman, Empire of Light 
  • Viola Davis, The Woman King 
  • Ana de Armas, Blonde 
  • Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 

  • Lesley Manville, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris 
  • Margot Robbie, Babylon 
  • Anya Taylor-Joy, The Menu 
  • Emma Thompson, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande 
  • Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama 

  • Austin Butler, Elvis 
  • Brendan Fraser, The Whale 
  • Hugh Jackman, The Son 
  • Bill Nighy, Living 
  • Jeremy Pope, The Inspection 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 

  • Diego Calva, Babylon 
  • Daniel Craig, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery 
  • Adam Driver, White Noise 
  • Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin 
  • Ralph Fiennes, The Menu 

Best Motion Picture – Animated   

  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio 
  • Inu-Oh 
  • Marcel the Shell With Shoes On 
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish 
  • Turning Red 

Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language 

  • All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany) 
  • Argentina, 1985 (Argentina) 
  • Close (Belgium) 
  • Decision to Leave (South Korea) 
  • RRR (India) 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture 

  • Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 
  • Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin 
  • Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once 
  • Dolly De Leon, Triangle of Sadness 
  • Carey Mulligan, She Said 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture 

  • Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin 
  • Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin 
  • Brad Pitt, Babylon 
  • Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once 
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Good Nurse 

Best Director — Motion Picture 

  • James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water 
  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once 
  • Baz Luhrmann, Elvis 
  • Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin 
  • Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans 

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture 

  • Todd Field, Tár  
  • Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once 
  • Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin 
  • Sarah Polley, Women Talking 
  • Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner, The Fabelmans 

Best Original Score – Motion Picture 

  • Carter Burwell, The Banshees of Inisherin 
  • Alexandre Desplat, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio 
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir, Women Talking  
  • Justin Hurwitz, Babylon 
  • John Williams, The Fabelmans  

Best Original Song – Motion Picture 

  • “Carolina,” Taylor Swift (Where the Crawdads Sing
  • “Ciao Papa,” Alexandre Desplat, Guillermo del Toro, Roeban Katz (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • “Hold My Hand,” Lady Gaga, BloodPop, Benjamin Rice (Top Gun: Maverick
  • “Lift Me Up,” Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)  
  • “Naatu Naatu,” Kala Bhairava, M.M. Keeravani, Kala Bhairava, Rahul Sipligunj (RRR

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“Bursting with rip-roaring intensity… captures a high-stakes struggle for survival.”


“Urgent, visually spellbinding.”



Winner of both the Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary and the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award: Documentary Craft, Director Alex Pritz (THE FIRST WAVE, WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS) and Producer Darren Aronofsky. Pritz’s feature documentary debut, from National Geographic, has been wowing critics and audiences alike, with awards at the Telluride, Seattle, Provincetown Film Festivals, as well as the F:ACT Award – Honorable Mention winner at CPH:DOX.

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THE TERRITORY provides an immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by farmers and illegal settlers in the Brazilian Amazon. With awe-inspiring cinematography showcasing the titular landscape and richly textured sound design, the film takes audiences deep into the Uru-eu-wau-wau community and provides unprecedented access to the farmers and settlers illegally burning and clearing the protected Indigenous land. Partially shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people, the film relies on vérité footage captured over three years as the community risks their lives to set up their own news media team in the hopes of exposing the truth.

THE TERRITORY opens Friday, August 26 at Kapolei and Kahala Theatres! Tickets on sale now!

From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery. Where the Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh.

Kya’s deeply rooted passion for these southern marshes and the life within them is clear through the deeply atmospheric cinematography by Polly Morgan (LUCY IN THE SKY, LEGION), placing audiences in the center of the action of the novel, from the marshes to the courtrooms. Featuring magnificently stunning direction from Olivia Newman (FIRST MATCH, FBI) with a thrilling script by Lucy Alibar (BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, TROOP ZERO), Daisy Egar-Jones (NORMAL PEOPLE, FRESH) stars as Kya.

Where the Crawdads Sing stars Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) as “Kya Clark,” Taylor John Smith (Sharp Objects) as “Tate Walker,” Harris Dickinson (The King’s Man) as “Chase Andrews,” Michael Hyatt (Snowfall) as “Mabel,” Sterling Macer, Jr. (Double Down) as “Jumpin’,” and David Strathairn (Nomadland) as “Tom Milton.” Olivia Newman (First Match) directs the screenplay by Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild) based upon the novel by Delia Owens. The 3000 Pictures film is being produced by Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter.

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See the film exclusively in movie theaters July 15! Tickets on sale now!

The 94th Academy Awards premiered last night, March 27th, 2022, on ABC, hosted by Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, and Regina Hall – the first trio to host the awards since 1987.  

11 time nominee Dune took home 6 awards, followed by CODA, which won 3. Best Picture nominee Drive My Car – based on the short story by Haruki Murakami – took home Best International Feature, the second win for Japan. Belfast, Kenneth Branagh’s directorial debut, marked Branagh’s first Oscar win, after 8 nominations. 

This historic show featured the second deaf man ever to win Best Supporting Actor (Troy Kotsur for CODA), as well as the third win – second in a row – for a woman for Best Director (Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog)! Similarly iconic, West Side Story earned Ariana Debose’s iconic win for portraying Anita – a role that won Rita Moreno the same award 60 years prior, marking her as the first Latina woman to win Best Supporting Actress – in a win that was similarly historic, as Debose is the first openly queer woman of color to win an acting Academy Award. As Debose said in her speech, “To anybody who has ever questioned your identity…. I promise you this, there is indeed a place for us.” 

Catch up on all the winners here: 

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Don’t Look Up 

Drive My Car 


King Richard 

Licorice Pizza 

Nightmare Alley 

The Power of the Dog 

West Side Story 

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WINNER Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye 

Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter 

Penélope Cruz, Parallel Mothers 

Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos 

Kristen Stewart, Spencer 


WINNER: The Eyes of Tammy Faye 

Coming 2 America 



House of Gucci 


WINNER: Will Smith, King Richard 

Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos 

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog 

Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick…Boom! 

Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth 

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WINNER: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza 

Kenneth Branagh, Belfast 

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car 

Steven Spielberg, West Side Story 


WINNER: “No Time to Die,” No Time to Die (Performed by Billie Eilish and FINNEAS) 

“Be Alive,” King Richard (Performed by Beyoncé and DIXSON)

“Dos Oruguitas,” Encanto (Performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda)

“Down to Joy,” Belfast (Performed by Van Morrison)

“Somehow You Do,” Four Good Days  (Performed by Dianne Warren)


WINNER: Zsuzsanna Sipos and Patrice Vermette, Dune  

Tamara Deverell and Shane Vieau, Nightmare Alley    

Grant Major and Amber Richards, The Power of the Dog 

Stefan Dechant and Nancy Haigh, The Tragedy of Macbeth  

Adam Stockhausen and Rena DeAngelo, West Side Story  


WINNER: Summer of Soul 




Writing With Fire 



Don’t Look Up 

King Richard 

The Power of the Dog 

Tick, Tick…Boom! 


WINNER: Hans Zimmer, Dune 

Nicholas Britell, Don’t Look Up 

Germaine Franco, Encanto 

Alberto Iglesias, Parallel Mothers 

Jonny Greenwood, The Power of the Dog 


WINNER: Sian Heder, CODA 

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe, Drive My Car 

Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, and Eric Roth, Dune 

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter 

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog 


WINNER: Kenneth Branagh, Belfast 

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza 

Adam McKay and David Sirota, Don’t Look Up 

Zach Baylin, King Richard 

Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier, The Worst Person in the World 


WINNER: Jenny Beavan, Cruella 

Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran, Cyrano 

Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan, Dune 

Luis Sequeira, Nightmare Alley 

Paul Tazewell, West Side Story 


WINNER: The Long Goodbye 

Ala Kachuu 

The Dress 

On My Mind 

Please Hold 


WINNER: Drive My Car (Japan) 

Flee (Denmark) 

The Hand of God (Italy) 

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Bhutan) 

The Worst Person in the World (Norway) 


WINNER: Troy Kotsur, CODA 

Ciarán Hinds, Belfast 

Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog 

J.K. Simmons, Being the Ricardos 

Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog 


WINNER: The Windshield Wiper 

Affairs of the Art 



Robin Robin 

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WINNER:  Encanto



The Mitchells vs. the Machines  

Raya and the Last Dragon 



Free Guy 

No Time to Die 

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 

Spider-Man: No Way Home 


WINNER: The Queen of Basketball 


Lead Me Home 

Three Songs for Benazir 

When We Were Bullies 


WINNER: Greig Fraser, Dune 

Dan Laustsen, Nightmare Alley 

Ari Wegner, The Power of the Dog 

Bruno Delbonnel, The Tragedy of Macbeth 

Janusz Kaminski, West Side Story 




No Time to Die 

The Power of the Dog 

West Side Story 


WINNER: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story 

Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughte

Judi Dench, Belfast 

Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog 

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard 

               Inspired by the true love story of Ivan Garcia and Gerardo Zabaleta, director Heidi Ewing and her cast delve behind-the-scenes in a Q&A for 2020 part-documentary, part-fiction film I Carry You With Me. Featuring answers from the cast, the crew, and the subjects of the film, they cover topics including the true story that inspired the film, the importance of representation between the gay love story and the tale of immigration, as well as the technical aspects that influenced the creation of the film. This lovely Q&A – with an even lovelier cast and crew – proves almost as beautiful and inspirational as the film itself.

  I Carry You With Me is a deeply important film for a myriad of reasons, at its core being representation and relatability to all whom may come into contact with it. It reflects upon love – romantic, platonic, and familial – and aspirations, and the ways in which these passions interact. The film focuses on the life and experiences of Ivan Garcia (portrayed by Armando Espitia), a gay man who dreamt of moving from Mexico to New York to become a chef, and the emotional toll it took to decide whether he should stay with boyfriend Gerardo Zabaleta in Mexico or follow his dreams to New York. The cast themselves – including star Armando Espitia – described the importance of the representation of a queer love story not entirely focused on the experience of coming out, nor a story full of pain and torment around being gay, as so many queer films do. On top of this, I Carry You With Me is a positive portrayal of the humanity and willpower of immigrants, and the strength it takes to immigrate to another country, sometimes leaving the ones you love behind to create a better life for yourself and your loved ones. This film has the power and emotional charge to truly change the world for the better.

               Director Heidi Ewing is often known for her documentary work, not her fiction work, like this film. In her work with cinematographer Juan Pablo Ramirez, producers Gabriela Marie and Mynette Louie, and editor Enat Sidi (not present in the Q&A), Ewing was able to transfer her concept of a documentary into a part-documentary, part-fictional feature film. Quoted as realizing that she “was shooting the third act of a movie” within her documentary, Ewing created a fascinating experience into the human brain with this blend of reality and fiction. The team attempted to create a cinematic experience that mimics the way the human brain works, with single moments in modernity triggering the a flashback to a memory, as if we are viewing the story not through a film, but through Garcia’s eyes in real time. This took a lot of time, patience, and practice from the crew,, but the end product was worth every second.

               If you would like to support Ivan, you can visit his restaurants Sona Rosa and Mesa Coyoacan in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!

About the film: An epic love story spanning decades is sparked by a chance encounter between two men in provincial Mexico. This Sundance Film Festival Audience Award and NEXT Innovator Award winner is based on a true story, in which ambition and societal pressure propel an aspiring chef to leave his soulmate and make the treacherous journey to New York, where life will never be the same.

               July 22nd, 2021 director, writer, and star of How It Ends Zoe Lister-Jones visited Angelika New York to speak with Elizabeth Plank about what it was like to create the film during the Covid-19 pandemic. She covers topics such as mental health during a pandemic, and the ways in which that can influence creativity over the past nearly two years- explaining the deep impact that this apocalyptic experience can have not only on the creative process, but also self-growth, self-love, and self-acceptance.

How It Ends was created in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic- often playing a part as the first moments of socialization after lockdown for many of the cast and crew. Creative projects can serve as a way for an artist to maintain some form of control over an aspect of their lives in a time of severe chaos, but also serve as an outlet to generate positive energy. Lister-Jones cites the project – which she saw from beginning to end – as a source of joy and play in a time of high stress and anxiety. The timing of the film is deeply evident in its content and themes, taking place in the moments before the apocalypse, but also handling topics such as coping with grief and the ability to let go. Lister-Jones reflects upon the absurd dichotomy between such catastrophic events happening outside, but inside, especially during the lockdown for many people, we were “wearing sweatpants and watching Netflix”. The absurdity of a calm view over the chaos – the pandemic leading to rest and relaxation within our homes, but fear, paranoia, and anxiety outside.

               Lister-Jones describes how the film came from work with her therapist, specifically that of attempting to speak to your inner child and help yourself grow. Her character exists alongside a younger version of herself, interacting on a deeply meta level, each essentially as the voice in the other’s head. The growth and interaction summons a form of radical self-acceptance that can only come from true internal work – shown externally, in the film. This face-to-face experience with yourself has become a large theme within the pandemic- as Zoe Lister-Jones says, it’s a question of “how we face ourselves when there’s no one else to face.” What can you say when you are alone with your thoughts, alone without the influence of the outside world, alone with your reflection?

               How It Ends is a deeply cathartic experience in personal growth in a time of tragedy, a deeply touching comedy, and a brilliant piece of cinema that will warm your heart and leave you moved.

About the film: In this feel good apocalyptic comedy, freewheeling Liza (Zoe Lister-Jones) scores an invite to one last wild party before the world ends. But making it there won’t be easy, after her car is stolen, and the clock is ticking on her plan to tie up loose ends with friends and family. Accompanied by her younger self (Cailee Spaeny), Liza embarks on a hilarious journey across Los Angeles, running into an eclectic cast of characters.