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Friday One Sheet: POLARIS

This rough and tumble design for Kirsten Carthew's eco-action 'raised by bears' picture exudes all kinds of gritty energy. The muted high-grain image centers on lead Viva Lee in helmeted glory, screaming at the world. It drops the credit block...

Friday One Sheet: GHOST-WRITTEN

This weeks column features a bit of gritty 70s inspired key art. It gives off strong vibes from Straw Dogs and The Conversation, with perhaps a hint of The Parallax View.  Thomas Matthews' Ghost-Written, follows a one-hit novelist who is...

Friday One Sheet: EARWIG

The British Quad-style poster feels like a rare bird these days, so it is a joy to behold this fiery key art for Lucile Hadžihalilović's peculiar, moody, mysterious film Earwig. The poster, designed by the iconic Laurent Lufroy, echoes a...

Have Your Say: CRIMES OF THE FUTURE, New David Cronenberg

Opening today in North American movie theaters, Crimes of the Future is a new film by David "Mr. Canada" Cronenberg. In celebration, we've been looking back at his distinguished career this week. Shelagh Rowan-Legg reviewed the film last week, in...

Friday One Sheet: Celebrating Cronenberg and Alternative Poster Designs

You may have noticed this week has been a big love-in on Canadian maestro, David Cronenberg, auteur of the horrors of the mind, and the flesh. His extensive (ahem!) body of work stretches back to the his short film work...

Celebrating David Cronenberg: The Last Decade

From 'A Dangerous Method' to 'Cosmopolis' to 'Maps to the Stars.'

Celebrating David Cronenberg: A New Century

From 'Spider' to 'A History of Violence' to 'Eastern Promises.'

Celebrating David Cronenberg: Hollywood and Beyond

In celebration of Crimes of the Future, a new film by David "Mr. Canada" Cronenberg that will open in North American movie theaters on Friday, June 3, we're looking back at his distinguished career this week. Filmmaker David Cronenberg recalls...

Pretty Packaging: The SHAWSCOPE VOLUME 1 Boxset Kicks Shins

Ah, Shaw Brothers... In the 1970s, 80s and 90s the company was a veritable fount of genre films. From martial arts to creature features to crazy horror to sexy exploitation, the studio from China delivered, and in the hundreds of...

Now Streaming: Early David Cronenberg

From 'Stereo' to 'Crimes of the Future (1970)' to 'The Brood' to 'Scanners.' Also considered: 'Shivers.' 'Rabid' and 'Videodrome.'

Friday One Sheet: EO

For the festival poster for Jerzy Skolimowski's Eo, it is all focused on the 'melancholy eyes.' It's inspired by Robert Bresson's classic Au Hazard Balthazar, one of cinema's finest acts of pure empathy, rivaled only by Carl Dreyer's The Passion...

Pretty Packaging: The SPECIES Films Get A Shiny New Boxset

British distributor 88 Films has made itself known over the years for releasing several martial arts films, horror from Asia, and thrillers from Italy. Occasionally though, they dip into the territory of the better-known American genre flicks as well, and...

Friday One Sheet: PARTY POSTER

Rishi Chandna's short film Party Poster, is about a particular Indian phenomenon where associations of all kinds, political, commercial, et cetera make these absurdly cluttered and colourful banners for events both big and small: A politician's birthday, or in this...

Friday One Sheet: Bryan Lenning's JOKER

Whatever your feelings about the oddball, glossy-grimy stand-alone Joker -- and people had very strong feelings about either the quality, the nihilism, or the emptiness of Todd Phillips' quasi-remake of Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy as a comic-book origin story -- the...

Now Streaming: THE STAIRCASE Rarely Looks Away, STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS Boldly Looks Ahead

Director Antonio Campos dramatizes a true-crime case on HBO Max, while familiar hands revitalize a sturdy space series on Paramount Plus.

Now Streaming: THE OFFER You Can't Refuse, UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN Respects As It Digs

Two new series take different approaches to real-life stories.

Friday One Sheet: IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE

The prolific, one-a-year-but-sometimes-two, output of Hong Sang Soo has yielded some brilliant posters, particularly the 'designing for designers' approach that artist Brian Hung has brought to the key art for his films in recent years.  (Hat tip to Mubi for this 2021...

Now Streaming: RUSSIAN DOLL Plunges Back, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT Carries On

Nathasha Lyonne stars in a superb Netflix comic time-traveling thriller; Kaley Cuoco stars in an HBO max comic mystery series.

Now Streaming: SPY X FAMILY, What We All Want

The anime Spring Simulcast Season is upon us! Especially on Crunchyroll.

Pretty Packaging: The FIREBALL XL5 Boxset Is Out Of This World

Gerry and Sylvia Anderson are known as legends in the field of science fiction television series, and rightfully so. While they are probably most famous for their live action series Space: 1999 and the puppet series Thunderbirds, they have been...