Tag: keyart

Friday One Sheet: OPPONENT

Design house riddertoft has been featured in this column several times. Their diverse work on titles such as Triangle of Sadness, Holy Spider, and Another Round, is always exceptional. Their key art, below, for Milad Alami's immigrant wrestling drama Opponent, is an...

Friday One Sheet: INFINITY POOL

I rarely do character-style posters in this column; however, Mia Goth is having a moment, so here we are. Design house AVPrint did a series of posters for Brandon Cronenberg's Infinity Pool, in ultra-tight closeup with a very high grain. This one,...

Friday One Sheet: CONSECRATION

We always love a bit of blasphemy here at Friday One Sheet, and today's key art for Chris Smith's Consecration fits the bill. This design from The Refinery immediately evokes Ken Russell's 1971 masterpiece, The Devils. Not so much that...

Friday One Sheet: SCREAM VI

When your slasher franchise is getting long in the tooth, you can bring it to New York, or Europe, or Space.  The Scream franchise, with its sixth entry coming out in 2023, chose the first option. This is not terribly...

Friday One Sheet: The Best Posters of 2022

Here we are at the end of another year. Perhaps the oddest one for key art, if only because I cannot note a single trend or commonality. Typically, by the time the end of a year rolls around, there is...

Friday One Sheet: EYES WIDE SHUT

Yes, this has been floating around movie-nerd internet for some time, however, in the tradition of this column, that the last Friday before Christmas shall be an alternate Eyes Wide Shut poster, here we are. This 'Hallmark Christmas Movie' spoof...

Friday One Sheet: MANTICORE

The manticore is a creature from Persian mythology with the head of a lion and the tail of a scorpion. It is capable of shooting poisonous spines at its enemies and prey. I like this minimalist and old school poster...

Friday One Sheet: WHEN WE DANCED

I know precious little about Ryan Moore's film, When We Danced, other than that it recently played in the Philippines Short Program at the Asian World Film Festival. That being said, The Robot Eye, the design house who did the...

Friday One Sheet: INSIDE

I love a good teaser poster, and these three pieces of key art for Vasilis Katsoupis' debut feature deliver a satisfying tease. The film, Inside, is a one man, one room heist film starring Willem Dafoe, who slowly goes crazy after...

Friday One Sheet: TIN & TINA

There is a lot going on in this key art for Tin & Tina by Spanish artist and designer Pedro Cabañas: the classic book frame, the children's prayer, the costumes, masks, feathers, finger-of-god lighting, sharp implements, and the bleeding heart on...

Friday One Sheet: LAMBORGHINI

I am not much of a car guy, but even I spotted that on the poster for Lamborghini, there is a Ferrari. An inside joke. The legendary designer and entrepreneur (and wine maker) Ferruccio Lamborghini owned a lot of Ferrari's...

Friday One Sheet: SINGLE MOTHER

The key art for Lenara Serazheva's short film, Single Mother, offers a stark, simple image that conveys a lot with a little. Reminiscent of the classic scene from Kon Satoshi's Perfect Blue, which was later appropriated by Darren Aronofsky in...

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: L'IMMENSITA

A quick one this week from Venice, where at the big film festivals, the Movie Star is alive and well. This festival teaser for Emanuele Crialese's period set love story L'immensità, offers the visage of Penelope Cruz either deep in...

Friday One Sheet: IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME

Today we have a handsome set of pastoral pastiche from the land of Chinese blockbusters. Derek Yee's In Search of Lost Time may have nothing to do with Proust, but it has plenty to do with one of many social crises...

Friday One Sheet: SHE'S MINE NOW

Here is a handsome, minimalist, poster. Was it Godard who said, "All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun"? Clearly, he overlooked the cute little purse dog, and besides: domestic animals are good for one's...

Friday One Sheet: CHOROKBAM

Is the man smoking a cigarette while his ride waits, or is he about to be hit by a moving vehicle? This festival poster, designed by the director of the film, Yoon Seo-jin, for the Busan International Film Festival, captures...

Friday One Sheet: LYNCH/OZ

Ladies & Gentlemen, put your hands together for this theatrical and smoky poster for Alexandre O. Phillipe's film theory documentary Lynch/Oz. Ostensibly, the film about David Lynch's obsession with the Wizard of Oz, and it certainly is that. Really though,...

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: CLERKS III

What smells like shoe polish?  Allow me to indulge in a little early 1990s American Indie nostalgia with this teaser art for Clerks III. Design house B O N D, have taken some of the key elements from Kevin Smith's...