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Friday One Sheet: TEEN SPIRIT

Even after the Pink Explosion of Key Art in 2017, I still find the colour endearing in all its forms in movie poster design. Case in point is the one sheet for Max Minghella's Teen Spirit, which features a fuchsia...

Notes on Streaming: Electrifying HORROR NOIRE, Problematic WHITE DRAGON

Also: 'Chungking Express' on the new Criterion Channel.

70s Rewind: OKLAHOMA CRUDE, Faye Dunaway Shines in Oily Western

Twilight Time's new Blu-ray includes a helpful audio commentary and an isolated track for Henry Mancini's music.

Preview: Film Comment Selects 2019

In its 19th edition, Film Comment Selects provides a showcase for various films from around the world, their contribution to cinema deemed important and vital by Film Comment Magazine's esteemed editors. This year's lineup includes Steven Soderbergh's High Flying Bird,...

Notes on Streaming: RUSSIAN DOLL Rocks

Also: Daniel Stamm's 'Into the Dark: Down,' Jonas Ã…kerlund's 'Polar.'

Pretty Packaging: Arrow's CRIMSON PEAK Oozes Gothic Colorfulness

It's been a while since I put an Arrow release up for a Pretty Packaging article, but their recent Special Edition of Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak sure convinced me to write one up. Their release comes with plenty of...

Notes on Streaming: I AM THE NIGHT Goes Retro LA for a Classic Mystery

Plus: Star Trek: Discovery returns, A Discovery of Witches takes flight.

Friday One Sheet: DESTROYER (en Français)

High contrast. Minimalist design. Emphasize movie star. Dominating typeset. This. Is. A. French. Movie poster.  And yet it has all the Hollywood elements too.  All you need is A Girl, A Gun, and Hyperbolic pull-quotes. (Jamais! Jamais!) Don't get me...

Sundance 2019 Preview: Premieres, Next, and Spotlight

It's here at last! The Sundance Film Festival kicks off today in Park City, Utah. We've already toured the US Dramatic and World Dramatic competitions, the Midnight section, and the documentaries playing across the programs. We finish things off with...

Sundance 2019 Preview: Documentaries

So far we've taken a tour of the US & World Dramatic competitions and the Midnighters. Our Sundance 2019 preview series continues today ahead of tomorrow's festival kickoff with a look at the non-fiction films playing across the multiple documentary...

Sundance 2019 Preview: All the Midnighters

Our Sundance Film Fest preview series continues today with a tour of each and every film playing in the Midnight section. Thumb back to yesterday to see a few of the highlights in the US Dramatic & World Dramatic Competitions....

Pretty Packaging: COWBOY BEBOP Gets An Ultimate Edition

Glasgow-based distributor Anime Limited has built a reputation for daring Blu-ray releases, be it films and series which aren't that well-known, or outrageous editions for fan-favorites. As a collector, the company is definitely worth keeping an eye on, especially whenever...

Notes on Streaming: FYRE Fever

The disastrous Fyre Festival in 2017 has inspired two new feature documentaries, both now available on competing streaming services.

Sundance 2019 Preview: The Dramatic Competitions

It's Sundance time again with the snowy nexus of the indie film industry kicking off on Thursday. We've got our customary set of previews coming over the next few days. We'll start things off by shining a spotlight on a...

Friday One Sheet: HIGH LIFE Essays Biology in Space

Thus far, 2019 has been the year of Green. While two weeks hardly make a trend, it cannot be understated how underused green is in movie key art. Here is the poster for Claire Denis's 'sex-ain't-sexy' space drama, High Life,...

Notes on Streaming: TRUE DETECTIVE, Jeremy Saulnier Launches Season 3

Jeremy Saulnier directed the first two episodes of the new season on HBO, which immediately makes the series more interesting for me.

Friday One Sheet: TRANSIT

Part near-future science fiction, and (seemingly) a hybrid remake of both Casablanca and The Passenger, Christian Petzold's Transit is a strange beast of a film. The Boland Design Co. offers a gorgeous, green tinted piece of key art that emphases...

Eric Ortiz's Favorite Movies Of 2018

After watching 133 new releases over the past 12 months, it’s certainly time to chime in, for what it’s worth, with my list of personal favorites. I live in Mexico City, therefore several 2017 titles are here. On the other...

Friday One Sheet: HOTEL MUMBAI

As fitting for a movie with the word HOTEL in the title, the most recent poster for Hotel Mumbai features the sumptuous interior design of one of the rooms. Because the film is about the 2008 terror attacks on the...

Ard's Dozen Of Musings About 2018

In 2018 I saw 156 films, or 155 if you count two of the three Deadpool 2s as one. While that may seem like a lot to some people, what this number tells ME is that I've spent less time...