1. 11-11-11: Grade D
This is a very boring poster, but what I find amusing is the fact that we are supposed to be excited about the director of Saw II, III, and IV.
2. Barney’s Version: Grade C+
Besides the fun pastels and the 70’s sheen they appear to have pulled off with this film, Paul Giamatti’s perm is the best thing about this poster.
3. Red State: Grade B-
The third poster from Red State to appear on the round-up and they are progressively getting less interesting. But, the stylishly minimal approach still makes it better than most posters.
4. Kill The Irishman: Grade D
There is a lot going on in this poster, but none of it is good. It is a cluttered mess that makes me a little dizzy when I look at it. The cast for this film looks really interesting though.
5. Vikrutasi: Grade D
I’ll admit it, the only reason I chose this poster was because of Milla Jovovich. The rest of the poster is oddly smooth and photoshopped. Even Milla looks a little too touched up, but she still looks nice though.
6. Hood to Coast: Grade C+
The blue is nice to look at, and the watermark images in the background add a little more mood.
7. The Dilemma: Grade F
I’m completely indifferent to this poster. It says something when the artwork on the wall behind the subjects is far superior to the poster as a whole.
8. The Lincoln Lawyer: Grade D
The whole gritty sort of texture to this poster seems unnecessary. Overall the poster feels a little like it was mailed in.
9. Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune: Grade B
For some reason this poster feels like it was shot out of a canon. That is both a good and bad thing. The bad is: it makes for a loud, sort of chaotic poster. The good: It makes for a good energy and feel for the film.
10. Black Swan: Grade B+
Due to the fact that no poster really stood out this week, this is the Poster of The Week by default. The reason it sets itself above the rest is the fact that it seems like a great deal of time and thought went into it, unlike many other posters. The subtle dreamy look of the color is striking more than anything. The detail put into the crack is also a nice touch.