Friday One Sheet: FIRST MAN

What struck me most about this poster for the IMAX release of an upcoming Neil Armstrong biopic, is that at first glance it looks less like a rocket launch, and more like a religious pyre for some early Clan of...

Friday One Sheet: THE UNSEEN

If you quote the columnist on the poster, you get into the poster column. All kidding aside, I was a big fan of Geoff Redknap's The Unseen, a Canuck-indie take on The Invisible Man story, and the quirky original artwork...

Sound Over Colour In Luca Guadagnino's SUSPIRIA Teaser

Here is your first full look at the long promised remake of the (arguably) most notable film in Italy's Giallo period -- Dario Argento's technicolor logic-defying nightmare, Suspiria. As most of the regular Screen Anarchy readers probably know already, the...

Friday One Sheet: TERMINAL And The Neon Demon

Neon has been exceedingly popular in poster design as of late. I am not saying that Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives (and follow on posters for Drive and The Neon Demon) started the recent trend (remember the lovely poster...

Friday One Sheet: THE SISTERS BROTHERS Teases Fire and Brimstone

The long awaited (by me, anyway) film adaptation of Partick deWitt's 'Chemistry Western,' The Sisters Brothers, moves towards the screen with this fiery and iconic poster. While not as experimental and quriky as the Canadian book cover, the homestead in...

Hot Docs 2018 Review: THE RUSSIAN JOB Makes You Laugh on the Inside

How is this for an elevator pitch:  What if Roy Andersson directed Roger & Me? No pitch is necessary, because a collaboration between a Czech journalist, Petr Horký, and freelance photographer (and regular contributor to the New York Times) Milan...

Hot Docs 2018 Review: CERES Connects Children to the Land

With so much of the worlds population living in cities, where all the food comes from the grocery store, or some variant of urban market, immediate, highly proximate documentaries such as Janet Van den Bran's Ceres are essential. She follows...

Friday One Sheet: THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

Lars Von Trier's latest film is a serial killer art-film -- I mean this quite literally: it is about a serial killer who creates works of art with his kills -- and is scheduled to take a bow at Cannes...

Hot Docs 2018 Review: TUNGRUS, 15 Minutes of Tragicomic Absurdity

"If anybody wants to adopt a rooster, do your research, and as with all pets, be prepared for life to become hell." Tungrus examines the perils of pet ownership in a middle-class Mumbai flat, when a family adopts a 2...

Hot Docs 2018 Review: SHIRKERS, Weaponized Narcissism

Sandi Tan is the writer, director, narrator, and star of Shirkers, the documentary slash true crime story of her first film (also called Shirkers) which she made with her high school pals, and a mysterious American benefactor. The benefactor, named...

Hot Docs 2018 Review: DREAMING MURAKAMI, Found In Translation

The perfect sentence does not exist. Language is a way of thinking, but it is a boundary, not the infinite. Perhaps, there is a perfect thought. Or a perfect dream. There is very likely a perfect musical note. Language remains...

Friday One Sheet: 93QUEEN and THE RUSSIAN JOB

Hot Docs is currently happening in Toronto, and while researching what to see, and what to include in our previous Curtain Raiser post, I came across a few well designed posters for films at the fest. One publicist was kind...

Hot Docs 2018 Curtain Raiser: From M.I.A. To MeToo

North America's largest documentary film festival, Hot Docs, kicks off tomorrow with its 25th edition. And while the festival has always specialized in content focused on the margins of society and telling their stories, we are in the age of...

Friday One Sheet: WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR And The Halo Gradient

The first time I saw the 'halo gradient' character poster was in the marketing for Judd Apatow's The 40 Year Old Virgin. Since then, it has become kind somewhat of a key art cliche. This is mainly due to the...

Friday One Sheet: The Legacy of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Stanley Kubrick's timeless masterpiece of science fiction and supreme audio-visual storytelling, 2001: A Space Odyssey, turns 50 this month. Thus, I would like to take today's column as a gallery, to outlay about a dozen posters, from official studio released...

Friday One Sheet: Silent Cry Face, DOWNRANGE

One of the greatest modern posters, in my humble opinion, is Akiko Stehrenberger's striking key art for the American remake of Michael Haneke's Funny Games. In it, we see Naomi Watts, in high-contrast close-up, hair out of place, silent tears...

Review: LOWLIFE, Splashing Absurdity With Confidence

As a snappily dressed Luchador intensely monologues his desires and legacy to the camera, we are unsure of exactly who his audience is, and the movie withholds the answer to maxim effect. A dirty Immigrations Officer and a scuzzy surgeon...

Friday One Sheet: Kaiju RAMPAGE

There is little in the way of nostalgia, or classic video game tropes on display in this Kaiju-infused Japanese key art for Rampage. I cannot tell if it is hand-painted or digital mimicry, but it seems quite fitting for the...

Friday One Sheet: Text As Image UNDER THE SILVER LAKE

It has been an interesting week in text focused teaser posters, and we have selected the key art for David Robert Mitchell's follow-up to It Follows to capture this. The reason why I love this design (notwithstanding the cliché of...

Calgary Underground 2018 Line-Up is Diverse and Eclectic: Lynne Ramsay! Freaks and Geeks! Blood and Donuts! Saturday Morning Cartoon Party!

The Calgary Underground Film Festival is coming up on April 16th, and their full slate of films for their fifteenth edition is an eclectic mixture sure to satisfy many tastes and moods. The opening night film is Jim Hosking's An...