Friday One Sheet: Fire and Matches in UNHINGED

The rather impossible to miss (again, I lament that these things will not hang in movie theatre or multiplex lobbies) pair of orange warning signs for Unhinged makes up for the rather unremarkable original poster. This contemporary, incel-inflected, MAGA take...

SLEEZE LAKE Trailer: The Greatest Party You Never Heard Of

"Set among the foggy memories and ephemera of the world's largest custom van club, Sleeze Lake tells the story of a wild van party thrown in the middle of a fictitious resort town and the people who dreamt it up."...

Calgary Underground Film Fest 2020: Online-Up and Drive-In Edition June 22-28

As a film festival enthusiast, and a fan of independent genre cinema, you are no doubt by now familiar with the 2020 film festival circuit moving to an online format due to gather restrictions and health and safety measures all...

Friday One Sheet: DA 5 BLOODS

Netflix and Design Agency Gravillis Inc. have done yeoman's work with the series of Key Art and One Sheets for the upcoming Spike Lee Joint, Da 5 Bloods. Recently, they hired one of the best in the business, Akiko Stehrenberger,...

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...

Review: DREAMLAND, Where the Chaos Is Somewhat Under Control

Filmmaker Bruce McDonad's absurdly hypnotic hodgepodge of violent escapism stars Stephen McHattie, Juliette Lewis and Tomas Lemarquis.

Friday One Sheet: A Tale Of Two Tableaux - LUCKY GRANDMA and SHIRLEY

Two women, of different ages, cultural backgrounds, and different time periods, in New York, form a tidy lesson in tableau poster design.  The first, coming at you with bold yellow typesetting, is Lucky Grandma, where "an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandma...

Friday One Sheet: The DOWNHILL RACER Homage, MOVING IN 2008

The pleasures of minimalism are on display in Sister Hyde Design's design for the great recession drama, Moving in 2008. Every now and again, I note an homage to one of the more iconic posters of the late 1960s, the Robert...

Friday One Sheet: In PAATAL LOK, The Media Is Just Another Weapon

In limited Prime series Paatal Lok, which combines intense crime drama with media muck-raking, the key art brings the weapons and the eyeballs. Design house, Rubarb, who frequently work with the streaming giants (e.g. Netflix's Narcos and Le Casa De Papel...

Now Streaming: BLOOD QUANTUM, How We Eat Our Own

Michael Greyeyes, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, and Forrest Goodluck star in writer/director Jeff Barnaby's horror thriller, now streaming on Shudder.

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,...

10+ Years Later: PONTYPOOL Is The Canadian Quarantine Movie To Fuck With Our Current Headspace

“In our top story of today, a big, cold, dull, dark, white, empty, never-ending blow my brains out, seasonal affective disorder freaking kill-me-now weather front, that'll last all day.”   Grant Mazzy, a big city talk-radio host, who has been...

Friday One Sheet: THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU

I hope many of you have been taking the opportunity during the 'stay at home' times we live in to revisit, not just your favourite classic films, but also ones that you may have written off as 'bad' during the...

First Image From Denis Villeneuve's DUNE

Denis Villeneuve's big budget Dune is one of the few 2020 blockbusters that has not adjusted its release date in light of the current global pandemic. This is because it is set for a december release of this year. That may...

Friday One Sheet: PHASE FINALE

A not-so-gentle downward stabbing motion. Consider the French key art to be the vertical complement to the 'horizontal motion' in the poster for American Indie Wendy.   The motion blur of this woman spear fishing in a verdant woods and blackwater stream...

Friday One Sheet: War Time Propaganda (In The Time of Cholera)

And now for something completely different... Apologies if you have been coming to Screen Anarchy to take your mind off the current War on Covid-19 aka global pandemic.  However, it has been a slow few weeks in the movie industry...

Friday One Sheet: TIGERTAIL

This warmly toned design for Alan Yang's Netflix debut, Tigertail features lots of negative space and sets a wonderful mood of the freedom of childhood.  It is very similar BLT's teaser design of Kelly Reichardt's First Cow; both sans credit block...

Review: VIVARIUM, Your New Forever Home

“The strawberries have no taste.”   This might be my favourite line of dialogue from this high-concept science fiction satire, Vivarium, an Irish-Danish-Belgian co-production that has a go at the middle class American dream.   For decades now, the gargantuan...

Now Streaming: THE PLATFORM, Nightmare in a Hole

Director Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia's film, now on Netflix, offers an acute understanding of what it is like to have and have not.

Review: SWALLOW, Beautiful Style, Uncomfortable Subjects

We are introduced to young housewife, Hunter, in a pastel Christian Dior outfit.   Surveying the picturesque Hudson River in Upstate New York, from the raised terrace of her expensive home, she is the kept woman of a wealthy family...