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Best Movie Posters of 2010 February 11, 2011

Posted by Richard Bolisay in Posters, Whatever, Yearender.

Because work is eating up a lot of my time, writing has been quite dismal these days. But I’ll do my best. You’ve always known latecomers have secret powers, right? At the moment, how about share your thoughts on these?

25. Exit Through The Gift Shop

Dripping red paint, star-shaped rat glasses, the arrow sign, and Banksy lurking somewhere behind.

24. Daybreakers

Amazing shot of perfect pattern, rhythm, and balance. Layout and credit placement also work incredibly well.

23. Kick Ass

Despite all the Uncle Sam posters parodied year after year, this one still looks fresh and inviting.

22. The Illusionist

Sublime colors. Minimal design. Touching photo.

21. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

The gang is still on the run, right? Splash-plash.

20. Carlos

Borders. Old-school layout. Apostrophe marks. Muted colors. Iconic image. It’s so retro it makes me weep.

19. True Grit

Good thing this doesn’t need subtitles. Juz whond’rin, eez dut vlud?

18. Shit Year

Now this is shit.

17. Monsters

Scuba diving?

16. Blue Valentine

This poster captures the madness of the movie’s middle part, which is less a depiction of a funny valentine than a bloody emotional one.

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15. Let Me In

Bloody hell. Almost tricked us into believing that a remake is necessary. Of course, it’s not.

14. Ang Ninanais

From the central element down to the small details, John really knows how to stave beauty in noiselessly.

13. Somewhere

“Couple, watch out! The building behind is about to collapse!” My first thought upon seeing this. What’s that Coldplay song again?

12. Shutter Island

Damn, the Japs always get the bonus tracks, the exclusive performances, and now even the kickassest posters? Brotherfucker, this is steal-worthy.

11. I’m Still Here

Joaquin, even if you don’t shave, you still look handsome. See, even those lovely letter design agrees. Self-destruct and I’m still here. OK? Casey follows Ben, but please don’t follow River, OK?

10. The Social Network

Blame it on the viral tag line. Blink. Blame it on Jesse Eisenberg whose emotionless stare never fails to stir you. Blink blink. Blame it on Mark Zuckerberg changing our lives forever. Blink blink blink.

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9. Black Swan

Elegant. Tasteful. Bleeding love. Brooding darkness. What more if Natalie’s on them?

8. Tron

I’ve always had a soft spot for minimalism, and this rare Tron poster just makes me wet myself every time I see it. Diaper, please!

7. Inception

Awesome! Not the movie, dork.

6. Rabbit Hole

Just by looking at these nine frames of Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, alone and together, feels like watching the movie all over again.

5. Enter the Void

Cue music: ♪ Cop lights, flash lights, spot lights, strobe lights, street lights! ♪ I hope moviehouses in the future look like this. And I mean, five years from now.

4. Never Let Me Go

You’d appreciate the ingenuity of this poster better if you have read the book and watched the movie, but even if you haven’t, there’s still a lot of things to admire. That blurred image, those broken letters, that stroll on the bridge, that endless line that leads to nowhere. And Andrew Garfield’s name at the center.

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3. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Four designs that come close to the spectacular enigma of Uncle Boonmee. 2010 was a wasaque year for our dear Joe, the finest Asian filmmaker of his generation (masabi lang).

2. Thor

Hammer hammer hammer!

1. Pulupot


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1. Buried

First, the Vertigo-inspired poster. With its simplistic take on the optical illusion, it definitely makes Saul Bass proud. I mean, he’d clap in heaven when he sees this. What a clever rip-off! Second, the “hodgepodge” poster. Look at how it brilliantly incorporates the film’s list of accolades to the design. And Ryan Reynolds to boot? Oh, come on. These are collector’s items.



1. Don - February 11, 2011

yehess andrew garfield!

2. ayn - February 11, 2011

omg, thought you were serious sa #1 and went wha?!? isn’t thor 2011 though? love the one for monsters
and the buried typography but no love for i am love?

3. Richard Bolisay - February 12, 2011

@don yehesss.

@ayn i imagine you slapping me virtually waha. yeah, i cheated on thor. also, it’s not an official poster but one that’s specially designed for the cast and crew by olly moss. love it. and i am love…i feel bad omitting it here. :)

4. Jayclops - February 12, 2011

gustong gusto ko talaga ang poster ng rabbit hole

5. megan - February 15, 2011

Nice, very, very nice!

Yung Black Swan, naalala ko me gumawa ng parang ganyan, mga minimalist version ng mga sikat na movie poster.

Ang gandaaa ng Buried! At natawa ako sa Pulupot, haha. Pero ang ganda ng lahat! :D

6. Richard Bolisay - February 16, 2011

Salamat! Actually, dedicated sa ‘yo ang Pulupot. Lol. Susunod yung gawa mo na ang nasa mga listahan!

7. megan - February 16, 2011

Wahaha, akala ko sasabihin mo, “susunod ikaw na ang may kapulupot.” Chos!

8. Epoy - February 16, 2011

rabbit hole is the best for me of the last year. and I have another one I forgot… haha.

9. Richard Bolisay - February 17, 2011

@megan e sabi nga ng poster ng Pulupot: “Me choice ka!” “me” talaga di ba.

@epoy thanks for attending the screening last night. ain’t it fun?

10. Neutral Universe - March 10, 2011

Minimalism at its best.

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