Friday One Sheet: THE SUBSTANCE

This buzzy body horror picture out of Cannes, is the sophomore feature from Coralie Fargeat, whose blood-splattered Revenge was a hit on the festival circuit in 2017. The Substance had a much more disturbing and visceral bit of key art, one that seems to...

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,...

Calgary Underground 2024 Review: CUCKOO, Delightfully Analog Sensory Overload

Two characters, having barely survived a traumatic and violent ordeal at a hospital, try to leave, only to find the doors locked. But wait, it is one of those situations where one door is locked but the other one works...

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...

Calgary Underground 2024 Review: HUMANE, The Family That Slays Together Stays Together

Apocalypses in Canadian cinema tend to occur in slow motion, and have a subversive touch of quiet absurdity. The two undisputed classics of the genre are Don McKellar’s Last Night, and Bruce McDonald’s Pontypool. Caitlin Cronenberg aims for that lofty...

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...

THE COFFEE TABLE Review: Wallowing in Its Own Original Mess

New parents Jesus and Maria, still in the nesting phase after moving into a new apartment, need a new coffee table. Engaging with, or rather enduring, one of the oiliest, least competent, salesmen imaginable, it quickly becomes clear that 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...

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...

(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...

Calgary Underground Film Festival: Films and Events Announced

The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is Western Canada’s largest genre film festival which showcases everything from horror and sci-fi to indie comedies and music and fan docs.  The 21st Edition of CUFF runs from April 18-28 and will open...

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...

DAD & STEP-DAD Review: Barbequeing the Male Ego to a Crisp

Not since wandering into Kevin Smith’s Clerks in an Oshawa multiplex in 1994 have I immediately glommed on to a micro-budget comedy as something that can be watched over and over again. Tynan DeLong’s Dad & Step-Dad is a small,...

Screen Anarchists On DUNE: PART TWO

Back when we created our ScreenAnarchy top-10 list of 2021, I lamented the fact that I didn't rally our troops to make a group review for Denis Villeneuve's Dune. Because even though the film topped the leaderboard that year, opinions...

Friday One Sheet: THE ROOSTER

This dark, moody and minimalist key art from Australian design house Barlow.Agency injects some metaphor and iconography into Mark Leonard Winter's feature film debut, The Rooster. We have featured the design work of Timothy Barlow's company a few years ago for...

Friday One Sheet: THE BIKERIDERS

Exuding casual mid-century mid-western cool, freedom and wide open space, the key art for Jeff Nichols' biker saga, spanning the 1950s and 1960s rise of The Vandals, wears its iconography with ease. No credit block for this bad boy, just...

DUNE: PART TWO Review: Still Handsome. Still Obligatory. Stilgar.

If it does nothing else, Dune: Part Two completes the circle of the Fatboy Slim-Arrakis EU.   By opening with Christopher Walken’s Emperor Of The Known Universe, this might just be the quirkiest, and most unexpectedly sly, thing about the...

HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS Review: Pure Comedy Goes Back to Basics

Hundreds of Beavers has been tearing up the festival circuit for months now, scooping prizes and rapidly building a rabid cult following. And with damn good reason. If you have even the slightest love for slapstick comedy and goofball antics,...

Friday One Sheet: SEAGRASS

A Japanese-Canadian woman grapples with the death of her mother as she brings her family to a remote British Colombian island in Meredith Hama-Brown's Seagrass. This distressed, lonely key art, with its almost letterhead typography and design at the top makes...

Friday One Sheet: TENET (Re-Release)

Apologies for two re-releases in a row, however, this new key art for Christopher Nolan's Tenet is so, so good. This Saul Bass inspired free fall from design house B O N D is a country mile (forwards or backwards) ahead...