Oct 19
This Is the End

Ten Days of Excellent Endings draws to a supremely satisfying conclusion with a scene that supports multiple meanings. Whether this is a director and actor, creator and subject, or father and son, it works on every level.

The Truman Show
Oct 18
Keep Your Ends Close

Ten Days of Excellent Endings pays tribute to Francis Ford Coppola, a man who knows a thing or two about great finales. Of course it helps when key collaborators like Gordon Willis and Nino Rota are at the top of their game.

The Godfather
Oct 17
The End of Innocence

Ten Days of Excellent Endings goes for the emotional jugular with the devastating conclusion to The Deer Hunter. Not a dry eye in the house.

The Deer Hunter
Oct 16
The End of Men

Ten Days of Excellent Endings leaves you hanging with this ambiguous moment from the Director's Cut of Blade Runner. Faithful to the spirit of Philip K. Dick, this ending makes you question all that has come before.

Blade Runner
Oct 15
The Bloody End

Ten Days of Excellent Endings returns to the debut movie from Joel and Ethan Coen, which proves that they had a knack for inexplicable yet oddly fitting final shots from the very start of their career.

Blood Simple.
Oct 14
The End of Crime in Old Detroit

Ten Days of Excellent Endings takes it up a notch with this deeply satisfying bit of self-realization and marksmanship from Officer Murphy.

Oct 13
End of an Era

Many have argued that the dream of the 1960's ended at Altamont. But you could just as easily make the case for the senseless violence that brings this long, strange trip to an end.

Easy Rider
Oct 12
Friends to the End

Ten Days of Excellent Endings enjoys a nice night out when the always clever Dr. Lecter informs Clarice of his dinner plans. Revenge is a dish best served at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Silence of the Lambs
Oct 11
It's the End of the World as We Know It

Ten Days of Excellent Endings continues as Lars von Trier, with the help of some striking visual effects and about a thousand decibels of Wagner, shows that the end of a movie can also mean the end of all life on Earth.

Oct 10
The Beginning of the End

Ten Days of Excellent Endings kicks off with this dizzying descent into the mind of Gaspar Noé. With a structure similar to Memento, Irreversible proves that the best ending can also be a mind-bending beginning.