Tag: fridayonesheet

Friday One Sheet: CORSAGE

Due to the hubbub of TIFF last week, this one slipped under the radar, so I am circling back around to it now. Marie Kreutzer's fictional account of the 40th birthday of Empress Elisabeth of Austria grapples with notions of...

Friday One Sheet: TRIANGLE OF SADNESS

This poster, for Palme d'Or winning Triangle of Sadness, will turn some heads, although maybe in disgust. Projectile vomit is a way to grab attention. The highly-stylized 'liquid gold' look of it, which I am sure is intentional, is perhaps...

Friday One Sheet: EL SEMBLANTE

The poster for Raúl Cerezo and Carlos Moriana's short film, El Semblante, has the character of an unearthed Renaissance-era tome.  With its distressed Arabesque border design, it also feels like a moveable-type printed document, stamped with a red-inked Spanish Inquisition...

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: 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...

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...

Friday One Sheet: PETITE MAMAN

This is not the first piece of key art from Céline Sciamma's tiny drama, Petite Maman, featured in this space. The motion and joy of the Korean design was discussed in 2021. As the film is getting a commercial release...

Friday One Sheet: RESIDENT EVIL

After 20 years of feature films, and an untold number of video games on multiple platforms, the un-killable zombie franchise, Resident Evil, comes to Netflix. I must say, the teaser designs for the series are superb.  High impact yellow, loads...

Friday One Sheet: CALCINCULO

Here is a lovely, hand-drawn festival poster that captures that exact moment on a swing where you simply let go and enjoy the gravity of the situation. The key art is for an Italian-Switzerland co-production, Calcinculo, where I have the feeling...

Friday One Sheet: The Best Posters of 2021

Another weird year for cinema-houses and movie-going in general. Your mileage may vary depending on what part of the world you are located, but for many it is a bad case of déjà vu.  And yet, the key art, has...

Friday One Sheet: A BROKEN HOUSE

New key art from Akiko Stehrenberger is always a thing to celebrate; here for Jimmy Goldblum's short documentary, A Broken House (Hiraeth). A Syrian Architecture student in the United States, who smashed his own models meticulously handmade of his Damascus...

Friday One Sheet: THE HARDER THEY FALL

Scratchy, sunset backlit, spaghetti western vibes exude from the key art for Netflix's The Harder They Fall.  Even in 24x36 'portrait mode', instead of the typical ultra-wide framing of the genre (or even a UK Quad design), the composition of...

Friday One Sheet: THE INNOCENTS

I have a fondness for upside-down styled posters, and the entire key art campaign for Eskil Vogt's Norwegian supernatural thriller, The Innocents, makes me tingle.  While I do not know if the film bears any connection to either the classic...

Friday One Sheet: THE (Animated) FRENCH DISPATCH

It has been over a year since The French Dispatch (of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Star) was to premiere at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. After numerous date changes and the typical COVID release dance seen for major titles, the...

Friday One Sheet: DIE HARD

Because we cannot come down to the coast, get together and have a few laughs, ahem 2020. Because along with It's A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story, Die Hard has become an American holiday traditional Christmas movie. Because designer Paul...

Friday One Sheet: SING ME A SONG

I have written, several times in this space, that many of the best posters are simply a well-designed photo. This is something South Korea designers are known for. A well produced still without the usual clutter, merging of too many...

Friday One Sheet: FALLING

Two posters do not a trend make, however, I will point out the effective use of wallpaper in both Charlie Kaufman's I'm Thinking of Ending Things, and today's key art, from Viggo Mortensen's Falling. Maybe wallpaper is just a stand...

Friday One Sheet: GIRL

There is a surprising amount to unpack given the simplicity of this grainy, high-contrast poster for Chad Faust's revenge mystery, Girl. The design immediate recalls brutally stark European arthouse pictures. At the same time it has a 'controversial' Disney channel...

Friday One Sheet: MANK (Again)

In our delight at the chiaroscuro and typeface, this column previously highlighted the 'fan art' poster for David Fincher's new film, Mank. But here, Netflix has released a joyfully bacchanal, hand-drawn official key art.  This poster gives you the man,...