Tag: neon

Calgary Underground 2024 Review: CUCKOO, Delightfully Analog Sensory Overload

Two characters, having barely survived a traumatic and violent ordeal at a hospital, try to leave, only to find the doors locked. But wait, it is one of those situations where one door is locked but the other one works...

Friday One Sheet: LONGLEGS

Grim, dead of winter foreboding, and a hint of an aged photograph aesthetic set the tone for Osgood Perkins' latest period film, Longlegs. Perkins is a kind of specialist in slow burn chillers. His previous films February or I Am...

ORIGIN Review: A Profoundly Humane and Radical Journey

While many misdefine and scoff at identity politics as 'distracting from presumed more important issues, in fact, identity is at the heart of politics. The people who decide what politics will be, the rules and laws we will follow, who...

IT LIVES INSIDE Review: The Monster Next Door

Megan Suri, Neeru Bajwa, and Mohana Krishnan star in a horror thriller, directed by Bishal Dutta.

Friday One Sheet: HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE

Let there be no criticism of clarity on the key art for Daniel Goldhaber's eco-thriller, How To Blow Up A Pipeline. Large fire-engine red stencil letters, overlaid onto black smoke, foreground the title of the film that tells any prospective...

Review: PETITE MAMAN, Beguiling Fairytale About Growing Up

French auteur Céline Sciamma crafts a low-key, resonant drama. With Gabrielle Sanz, Joséphine Sanz and Nina Meurisse.

Friday One Sheet: TITANE

An almost 'street art' design for Julia Ducournau's sophomore feature, Titane, debuting at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, features a mixture of haute couture and body horror, in high contrast 'club lighting' colours. Using nearly all the poster real estate...

TITANE Trailer: Julia Ducournau Returns, More Striking Than Ever

Julia Ducournau smashed out of the gate with Raw, her feature debut as writer and director, and her new film looks even more impressive. Take a look below. It's in the Official Competition at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, and...

Review: IN THE EARTH, Provocative, Disturbing Horror

Ben Wheatley wrote and directed; Joel Fry, Reece Shearsmith and Hayley Squires star in a horror-thriller that opens in theaters on April 16.

Friday One Sheet: IN THE EARTH

Seeming to take inspiration in equal measure from the red-eyed creature in Horror Express and John Boorman's floating visage in Zardoz, this eye grabbing key art from Empire Design is for the new Ben Wheatley horror picture, In The Earth....

Friday One Sheet: POSSESSOR

This disturbing key art for Brandon Cronenberg's latest film, Possessor, comes in 'industrial warning yellow.' It is a striking improvement from the orange-red teaser poster. Something about this shade of yellow, which is typically reserved for easy-viewing 'Sundance-hit' indie films,...

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...

SPACESHIP EARTH Trailer: Science Fiction Blurs Into a Nightmare

Filmmaker Matt Wolf delivered uncommon insight in Teenage (2014) -- reviewed by Dylan Sharp for our site here -- and again in Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019), as well as several doc shorts, and it looks like he's done...

Friday One Sheet: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is all Paint & Flames

Neon consistently put out exceptional, thoughtful, and laser-focused key art for their releases. Their beautifully minimal one-sheet for Cannes sensation, A Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, is one of their best. Designer Akiko Stehrenberger is fond of the polaroid...

HONEYLAND Trailer Showcases Impressive Cinematography

Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov's gorgeous documentary Honeyland is equal parts about how shitty humanity can so often be, and yet also so full of grace and perseverence. It is a cry for conservation and humility, a Shakespearean tragedy, and an...

Friday One Sheet: DIVINE LOVE and Neon Iconography

This column's obsession with neon continues with the key art for Brazilian drama and Sundance entry, Divino Amor. The design feels like those ubiquitous paperback novels of the 1980s, dealing more in iconography than 'description.' Even the tagline here, "True...

Friday One Sheet: TERMINAL And The Neon Demon

Neon has been exceedingly popular in poster design as of late. I am not saying that Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives (and follow on posters for Drive and The Neon Demon) started the recent trend (remember the lovely poster...

Review: THE B-SIDE: ELSA DORFMAN'S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY, Of Time, Memory, Love and Friendship

"Almost all human endeavour is ephemeral, all that is left in the end is love and friendship." So said Errol Morris at the screening of his latest movie, The B-Side, in which he spends a little over an hour on-screen...

COLOSSAL Trailer: Anne Hathaway Has a Monster Problem

In Nacho Vigalondo's latest, Colossal, Anne Hathaway discovers that catastrophic events across the world caused by a giant rampaging monster are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering. I have been a massive fan of everything Vigalondo...