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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: 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: 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...

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...

Friday One Sheet: ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA

The HotDocs film festival in Toronto opened yesterday, in its virtual edition, and it seems fitting to offer key art from a documentary. The poster for Once Upon A Time In Venezuela simply frames a still from the film, two...

Pretty Packaging: Germany's COLOR OUT OF SPACE Release Is Out Of This World!

When the news hit us that Color out of Space was being made, I was very happy for two reasons. One: it saw the return to full-length feature cinema for director Richard Stanley. And two: we were about to see...

Friday One Sheet: ENDINGS, BEGINNINGS

Sweet, sweet pink and negative space.  Two things I do have a soft spot for in poster design.   This key art for Drake Doremus's elliptical love-triangle drama, Endings, Beginnings, debuted prior to its commercial release, missing this column, last week,...

Miami 2020: Knight Heroes Talk

Film Festival master classes offer a chance for the audience to get a little more up close and personal with important filmmakers: to learn more about how they approach their work, some tricks of the trades, and the triumphs and...

Friday One Sheet: NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS

With a healthy respect for negative space, youthful skin and earth tones, the key art for Sundance winner, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, succeeds in its own minimalism. There is not even any punctuation in the title. Gazing directly at the...

Friday One Sheet: WENDY in Motion

Proudly adhering to the photographic rule of thirds, this poster for Ben Zeitlin's take on the Peter Pan mythology was designed by Eclipse to, apparently, emphasize various strata of 'danger,' and the human energy sandwiched between the natural world. There...

Sundance 2020 Preview: Midnight, Next, Premieres & More

Get your parka ready, the Sundance Film Festival kicks off tonight in snowy Park City. So far in our preview series we've taken a quick tour of the Dramatic Competitions and of the Documentaries. We conclude the series with all...

Sundance 2020 Preview: The Dramatic Competitions

As the new year kicks off, so does the festival season. As always, the first major festival of the year is Sundance. The festival begins on Thursday and we've got a few previews to get you ready. Up first are...

Friday One Sheet: DISAPPEARANCE AT CLIFTON HILL

Like many things when capturing attention, it is all about the eyes. The key art for this Canadian neo-noir re-imagines the tacky urban theme park slash tourist trap, the eponymous Clifton Hill, that is barnacled to Niagara Falls, as a...

Friday One Sheet: A PATIENT MAN

Kevin Ward's dramatic indie thriller, A Patient Man, is getting a direct download release next week, and a VOD bow in February, after a short stint on the festival circuit in 2019. By way of a press release, this lovely...

Los Cabos 2019 Dispatch: Festival Galas THE IRISHMAN and JOJO RABBIT

The eighth edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival kicked off with the Latin American premiere of Martin Scorsese’s latest gangster masterpiece The Irishman. At the opening gala, the legendary Robert De Niro himself presented the film, though his...

AFI Fest 2019 Preview: 5 Can't Miss Picks from Hollywood's Biggest Fest

With the demise of LA Film Fest (R.I.P.), AFI Fest now holds the title of solo champion for high profile Los Angeles film festivals. A few things have changed this year -- most notably it's free ticket model -- but...

Friday One Sheet: LUZ THE FLOWER OF EVIL, A Colombian Tableaux

This gorgeous, if terrifying (perhaps maddening is a better word) look at family and religion in the high altitude wilderness of Colombia has a series of 'character' posters which play more like tableaux or scene setting evocations. They are in...

Friday One Sheet: TO KILL THE DRAGON Festival Quad

Here is an eye grabbing quad design for domestic horror, Matar al Dragón, from Argentina (and director Jimena Monteoliva, whose previous film, Clementina, was no stranger to good key art).  Houses and homes are often a theme in poster design, particular for...

Friday One Sheet: Morbido 2019 Flexes Its Tentacles

This is not the first time in these pages that we have featured key art from Morbido, Mexico City's iconic fantastic and horrific film festival. Over 12 editions, their posters have always been a treat for our ocular cavities. The...

Tallgrass 2019: 5 Can't Miss Picks from Wichita's Top-Tier Fest

Have you ever been to a film festival in Kansas? Chances are that part of the festival circuit may have evaded a fair few of you. But anyone who has been to Wichita's Tallgrass Film Festival can tell you it's...