1. Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows: Grade C-
A painfully typical poster using the destruction of a familiar landmark to catch our eyes. Haven’t we learned anything from Roland Emmerich?
2. The Mighty Macs: Grade C
The most inspiring mediocre poster I’ve seen in years.
3. The Human Centipede 2: Grade B
It is sexy and exploitative, and you can’t help but squirm.
4. J. Edgar: Grade B
I think this film looks like another dull biopic, but that isn’t the fault of this poster, which is wonderfully garish.
5. Shame: Grade A
Simple and evocative. You can feel every groove and spring in that bed.
6. To Gala: Grade B
There is nothing particularly remarkable about this poster, but I love the framing, and the color.
7. Young Goethe in Love: Grade B
This poster certainly has the fairytale feel to it, complete with what looks to be a decaying castle or villa.
8. Alps: Grade A
So odd and playful in its simplicity. I particularly like the underexposed look.
9. Haywire: Grade A
I’m not crazy about the broken glass look, but the image itself is sharp and stylish.
10. Night of The Living Dead: Grade A+
There isn’t much to be said about this poster, it’s perfect. It is one of the very few posters I’ve seen that I would like to have on my wall.
– James Merolla