Tag: keyart

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...

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: Celebrating Cronenberg and Alternative Poster Designs

You may have noticed this week has been a big love-in on Canadian maestro, David Cronenberg, auteur of the horrors of the mind, and the flesh. His extensive (ahem!) body of work stretches back to the his short film work...

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: IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE

The prolific, one-a-year-but-sometimes-two, output of Hong Sang Soo has yielded some brilliant posters, particularly the 'designing for designers' approach that artist Brian Hung has brought to the key art for his films in recent years.  (Hat tip to Mubi for this 2021...

Friday One Sheet: EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

While it is not the first film to do this (Key & Peele's Keanu springs to mind), the fact that Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert's Everything Everywhere All At Once is a 'multiverse science fiction black comedy action film' makes it...

Friday One Sheet: MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON

This is a poster about natural light. It is also a poster with a seashell with an eyeball that is wearing shoes, and parachuting with a lollipop wrapper. Let us just talk the light here though. Typically it is (some...

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: BULLET TRAIN

I am highlighting the key art for this Hollywood-Japan blockbuster starring Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, and Sanada Hiroyuki because I am not entirely sure if the design house, BLT Communications, was aiming for a Japanese train safety card aesthetic or simply phoning...

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: FRESH

One of the best film festival press kits that has ever been offered was Fortissimo Films' promotion for György Pálfi's culty, exceptionally (but delightfully) grotesque Taxidermia. It came in a styrofoam tray, wrapped in shrink-wrap, where the booklet itself was...