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Friday One Sheet: TREMORS

As Netflix, Prime, and Hulu plug up the streaming services with what (cynically) feels like A.I. generated 'Holiday Movie' content, the accompanying generic and cluttered Key Art to splash up on smart phone streaming apps seems to be the predominant poster...

Los Cabos 2020: Guide To The After Dark Section

The Los Cabos International Film Festival kicked off its 2020 edition last Wednesday, November 11th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the prestigious Mexican festival decided to bet on an entirely virtual format, with no cost. As genre cinema aficionados, we...

Friday One Sheet: GIRL

There is a surprising amount to unpack given the simplicity of this grainy, high-contrast poster for Chad Faust's revenge mystery, Girl. The design immediate recalls brutally stark European arthouse pictures. At the same time it has a 'controversial' Disney channel...

Art of the Real 2020 Showcases Constantly Evolving State of Filmmaking

I was devastated back in April that Art of the Real, my favorite annual film series at Film at Lincoln Center didn't happen because of Covid Outbreak. But here we are, 7 month later, the celebration of non-narrative/hybrid filmmaking is...

Friday One Sheet: FIRE WALK WITH ME

On this eve of All Hallow's Eve, I present, with minimal comment, designer Sean Longmore's maximal fusion of Japanese genre collage, and The UK's Hammer Horror key fan-art for David Lynch's gonzo love-letter and cult classic prequel to TV's Twin...

Friday One Sheet: MANK (Again)

In our delight at the chiaroscuro and typeface, this column previously highlighted the 'fan art' poster for David Fincher's new film, Mank. But here, Netflix has released a joyfully bacchanal, hand-drawn official key art.  This poster gives you the man,...

Friday One Sheet: MANK and the Fake Criterion

The films of David Fincher never let a typeface or design opportunity go to waste. Considering he is recreating a specific Hollywood era - the production of Orson Welles cinematic milestone and political bombshell, Citizen Kane - with his latest...

Friday One Sheet: 3 Posters By Midia Kiasat

Muted colour palettes, silent subject focus, and angled, alienating architecture -- I thought this would be a good week to highlight the work of Iranian designer, VFX artist, director and occasional didgeridoo player, Midia Kiasat. Below are three of his...

70s Rewind: PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, Monsters From The Id Live Among Us

William Finley, Jessica Harper and Paul Williams star in Brian De Palma's gleeful musical horror flick. Plus: How to stream other screen versions of the classic tale.

Destroy All Monsters: Ben Solo Was The Key To The STAR WARS Sequel Trilogy, And JJ Abrams Never Noticed

One of the things I found most compelling about Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi -- which is no short list, so all the cranks and Reddit boys reading this can just skip to social media now -- was how complete...

Friday One Sheet: I PREDATORI

I am not so mature as to pass by an opportunity to feature a poster where a beautiful woman offers a pair of 'one finger salutes' to the viewer. If there was a movie poster about how everyone (and especially...

Friday One Sheet: NOCTURNE

Yellow is the new pink. After the bold and original poster for Brandon Cronenberg's Possessor dropped, I commented on the re-appropriation of yellow from the 'Sundance Indie Dramedy' to art-house horror film space. Here is the poster for Zu Qurike's...

Friday One Sheet: UNDER THE OPEN SKY

Three things stand out about this key art for Nishikawa Miwa's Post-Yakuza drama, Under The Open Sky: One, the small hints of pink go a long way. The small "cosmos flowers" figure into the actual film, physically and metaphorically (they...

Friday One Sheet: POSSESSOR

This disturbing key art for Brandon Cronenberg's latest film, Possessor, comes in 'industrial warning yellow.' It is a striking improvement from the orange-red teaser poster. Something about this shade of yellow, which is typically reserved for easy-viewing 'Sundance-hit' indie films,...

Friday One Sheet: THE DARK AND THE WICKED

The title of Bryan Bertino's latest film is evocative all on its own. The Dark And The Wicked has a minimal, handsome poster, to compliment such a moniker. A film that begins with the description, "On a secluded farm in...

Remembering A Genius: Kon Satoshi, Who Left Us Ten Years Ago.

You know about those historical moments, of which you can remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when the news broke? Ten years ago, I was called out of bed in the morning by an anime-loving friend...

Friday One Sheet: NOMADLAND

Today we have this minimalist poster for Chloé Zhao's hybrid documentary slash adaptation of Jessica Bruder's wonderful book (of investigative journalism) of the same name. Big on white space (and I mean that quite literally), Frances McDormand's name floats well...

Now Streaming: INFINITY TRAIN Keeps Rolling Toward Delight

The animated series, originally broadcast on Cartoon Network, is now streaming on HBO Max, which, I discovered, is more appealing with the use of a phone.

Friday One Sheet: I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS

First off, it is simply exciting that we will be getting a new Charlie Kaufman film. Each one is a celebration, with him as the writer, or, for the past decade, as the writer and director. He returns to the...

Friday One Sheet: RESIDUE

The key art for Merawi Gerima's Residue is capital "S," serious: Classic typesetting, centered title cards and credit block on what appears to be, expensive paper-stock. Looky there: noils! Also, the logo for the hip offshoot of the Venice Film...