1. Malu de Bicicleta: Grade C+
The use of color is great in this poster, but it is a little loud and cluttered. Particularly the font of the title is an interesting choice.
2. Incendies: Grade B
The red is gorgeous, but what makes it that way is the use of shadows and black to offset it. There is one downfall, and it is something that I deduct points from with posters every week, but it’s a little crowded with text.
3. Another Year: Grade C+
Another great use of color, particularly the way the off-white background complements the browns and pastels of the tree. However, there are far too many critic blurbs and stars, completely unnecessary.
4. Stone: Grade C
Milla Jovovich makes this poster interesting. De Niro and Norton are just taking up space. Other than the beauty of Jovovich, the poster has a gritty look to it, that isn’t particularly original but it still looks good.
5. The Freebie: Grade C-
I’m feeling generous today. I could have very easily given this poster a ‘D’ but I gave it a closer look and decided it was worthy of better. The contrast of the red sheet against Sheppard and Aselton’s skin is actually quite pretty.
6. Carlos: Grade B+
Here is a gritty throwback to great posters of the 60’s and 70’s. It doesn’t quite pull it off entirely, but the fuzzy sepia look is stylish nonetheless.
7. The Tourist: D
Photoshop works really well at erasing every imperfection on one’s skin. Who doesn’t love the smooth boredom of a blank photoshopped face?
8. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest: Grade B
The dragon may be a little cheesy, but the grays and blacks give it an eerie depth, and the use of green is a nice touch.
9. True Grit: B+
There isn’t much too the runner-up for this week, and perhaps I like so much because of my anticipation of the film, but the blood red against the weathered look is striking, yet subtle.
10. For Colored Girls: Grade A
A few weeks ago there was another poster for this film on the Poster Round-up and some said deserved Poster of The Week status. This week, I make up for that supposed error by giving the honor to this gorgeous splash of color. There isn’t much else to be said about this poster, it speaks for itself. A simple white background works well to accentuate the mix of color and provocative design.