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Pretty Packaging: The COFFIN JOE Boxset Doesn't Hurt Your Eyes

Distributor Arrow has rightfully created quite a reputation for itself as a producer of exquisite collector's editions, wriggling itself into the small group in which Criterion and Eureka: Masters of Cinema used to be royalty. But as of late, it's...

Friday One Sheet: IN A VIOLENT NATURE

This gritty poster for Chris Nash's original and disturbing slasher film was designed by The Boland Design Company, and unironically features the word "gnarly" in the top pull quote.  When designing a poster for a slasher (or for that matter,...

Sound And Vision: Harmony Korine

In the article series Sound and Vision we take a look at music videos from notable directors. This week we take a look at several music videos made by Harmony Korine. When you watch a music video Harmony Korine made,...

Ape Movies I Have Known and Loved

The week of 'Apes at the Movies' begins! Take your stinking paws off me ...

Sound And Vision: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

In the article series Sound and Vision we take a look at music videos from notable directors. This week we take a look at several of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's music videos. Jean-Pierre Jeunet started out his video career with many music...

Sound And Vision: Jem Cohen

In the article series Sound and Vision we take a look at music videos from notable directors. This week we take a look at several music videos directed by Jem Cohen. Jem Cohen's style solidified almost from the get go....

Friday One Sheet: THE LAST STOP IN YUMA COUNTY

This cream-coloured, coffee focused, exercise in minimalism and symbolism is for the tight, one location 'bag of money' suspense thriller The Last Stop in Yuma County. I have no idea why, but i wish more designers would put the title...

Sound And Vision: Luca Guadagnino

In the article series Sound and Vision we take a look at music videos from notable directors. This week we take a look at several music videos by Luca Guadagnino. Luca Guadagnino's films are vibrant and lush, pulsating with life...

Calgary Underground 2024: Curtain Raiser

The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) opens its 21st edition today, and runs until April 28th.  Western Canada's largest showcase of genre film, offbeat documentaries, and industry events is housed in the two-screen (stacked on top of one another) Globe Cinema in the...

Now Streaming: Bertrand Bonello's Cinematic House of Pleasures

As 'The Beast' continues to roll out its U.S. release, four films by the French director are now available to stream.

Sound And Vision: George Romero

In the article series Sound and Vision we take a look at music videos from notable directors. This week we take a look at The Misfits' Scream!, directed by George A. Romero. The Sound and Vision of this week might...

Pretty Packaging: The French Limited GANDAHAR Release Is Stacked

The French animation director René Laloux only made three feature films in his career, but each of those became a science fiction cult classic. His Fantastic Planet made it into the Criterion collection, and the DVDs Eureka released of the...

Friday One Sheet: GASOLINE RAINBOW

Sometimes, typography makes the poster stand out. Consider the key art for The Ross Brothers' latest documentary, Gasoline Rainbow, featuring a black and white image of some kids on an automobile by the grassy shoulder of a long road. The...

Sound And Vision: Tarsem Singh

In the article series Sound and Vision we take a look at music videos from notable directors. This week we take a look at several videos by Tarsem Singh. Tarsem Singh has only made slightly more than a handful of...

Friday One Sheet: LITTLE HAITI, MIAMI, USA

We have featured the work of L.A. designer Tori Huynh in the pages previously for Rielle Li's short film Penny Pinched. Her latest design is another short film, Little Haiti, Miami, USA. Here, using architecture, shadows, and sky, she underscores the...

Sound And Vision: Quentin Dupieux

In the article series Sound and Vision we take a look at music videos from notable directors. This week we look at several of Quentin Dupieux's music videos. Quentin Dupieux is infamous for his offbeat French surrealist films, since his...

(Good) Friday One Sheet: HUMANE

Curious timing on the Christian calendar for today’s column. We are not at the resurrection yet on Good Friday, only the sacrifice, and the death-heavy poster for Humane shows that.   Perfect ordered body bags, in an neutral grey setting, suggest...

SXSW 2024: What We Watched, Liked and Loved

From March 8-16, 2024, the center of our genre-film loving world moved to Austin, Texas, US, where the SXSW Film & TV Festival unveiled a broad and diverse selection of films and television shows. Our own J. Hurtado attended the...

Sound And Vision: Kristoffer Borgli

In the article series Sound and Vision we take a look at music videos from notable directors. This week we look at Softcore Untd.'s promotional video Softcore, directed by Kristoffer Borgli. Kristoffer Borgli is wary about advertising and self promotion....

Friday One Sheet: MONKEY MAN

No beating about the bush with this one. With its saturated reds, high grain, and brooding intensity, the key art for Dev Patel's Monkey Man signals blood and tightly bound bombast. Eschewing a standard credit block, and putting all text...