Tag: keyart

Friday One Sheet: NOCTURNE

Yellow is the new pink. After the bold and original poster for Brandon Cronenberg's Possessor dropped, I commented on the re-appropriation of yellow from the 'Sundance Indie Dramedy' to art-house horror film space. Here is the poster for Zu Qurike's...

Friday One Sheet: UNDER THE OPEN SKY

Three things stand out about this key art for Nishikawa Miwa's Post-Yakuza drama, Under The Open Sky: One, the small hints of pink go a long way. The small "cosmos flowers" figure into the actual film, physically and metaphorically (they...

Friday One Sheet: THE DARK AND THE WICKED

The title of Bryan Bertino's latest film is evocative all on its own. The Dark And The Wicked has a minimal, handsome poster, to compliment such a moniker. A film that begins with the description, "On a secluded farm in...

Friday One Sheet: NOMADLAND

Today we have this minimalist poster for Chloé Zhao's hybrid documentary slash adaptation of Jessica Bruder's wonderful book (of investigative journalism) of the same name. Big on white space (and I mean that quite literally), Frances McDormand's name floats well...

Friday One Sheet: I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS

First off, it is simply exciting that we will be getting a new Charlie Kaufman film. Each one is a celebration, with him as the writer, or, for the past decade, as the writer and director. He returns to the...

Friday One Sheet: RESIDUE

The key art for Merawi Gerima's Residue is capital "S," serious: Classic typesetting, centered title cards and credit block on what appears to be, expensive paper-stock. Looky there: noils! Also, the logo for the hip offshoot of the Venice Film...

Friday One Sheet: SAINT MAUD

With its ultra high-grain photography aesthetic, black background, and minimalism, aspects of the new key art for this tense little British horror-psychodrama resembles the paperback boom of the 1960s and 1970s, the surge of horror and supernatural themes that brought...

Friday One Sheet: MAKE UP

This striking, lo-fi, key art for Claire Oakley's debut feature, Make Up, does unlikely things with colour. Mixing red and green is a one-way ticket to evoking Christmas, but here, it is cosmic and ethereal, like the stargate sequence of...

Friday One Sheet: SHE DIES TOMORROW

The genre sales and distribution companies, such as XYZ and here, Neon, have been favouring bold (and surreal) pink and blue in their posters as of late, and there is still much water (and glitter) in the well. Take, for...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Friday One Sheet: (Minimalist) MULAN

I personally find the 'live action reboot' strip-mining of Disney's back-catalog to be one of the more culturally abhorrent things in the 21st century. That being said, Ignition Creative's key art campaign for the forthcoming Mulan has been rather delightful. This...