Best Movie Posters of 2010 February 11, 2011Posted 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
9. Black Swan
Elegant. Tasteful. Bleeding love. Brooding darkness. What more if Natalie’s on them?
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!
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.
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).
Hammer hammer hammer!
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.