Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Best Film Posters of 2015 - Part 1

This year has been a rocking year for cinema, though we haven't seen week and week out box-office successes but it is a good year for independent cinemas as 2014 was like a golden year for Indies. New films are coming with new ideas, and obviously with some genuinely creative and artistic posters.

The Poster World would provide you a monthly update on best cinema posters of the year 2015 from now. When the year ends, we will be judging top 10 cinema posters of this year. So, let's have a bright start.

1. Trainwreck (2015)
Director- Judd Apatow
Cast- Tilda Swinton, Bill Hader, Brie Larson

Yes, this is from the guy who brought you the super cool 'Bridesmaids'. Of course you know it by the upper text of the poster. You can also see the drunk girl who doesn't want her picture should be taken. The guy behind her is wondering what is he doing with her. Haven't seen the movie, but can have an idea about the story already by this colorful and meaningful poster. As I mentioned color, the use of yellow is just awesome. It blends well with the character wearing the same color by obviously not a coincidence.   

2. Unfriended (2015)
Director- Levan Gabriadze
Cast- Shelley Hennig, Renee Olstead 
This film has been one of the most successful films of 2015. It was made on a tiny budget of 1 Million $ and had a gross business of 50 Million. The posters of this film are quite simple and not over done anyway. Here, on the given poster we see a Skype like window where including calling and video chat option there is another one of a Revolver sign and it's blood red. Simply it tells the story. Yes, good posters are those who tell the the story by not saying much. Few of the other posters of this film including this one went viral on Internet and you can understand now it helped the marketing purpose.     

3. The Hundred Year-old Man Who Climbed Out of The Window & Disappeared (Swedish- Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann) (2015)
Director- Felix Herngren
Cast- Robert Gustafsson
'The Hundred Year-old Man Who Climbed Out of The Window & Disappeared'
This Swedish film was also made in a small budget and became a global hit like 'Unfreinded'. We can not quite question the success as the posters are good and humble. There is a certain simplicity on the poster. Colors, fonts, signs, the regular background, wooden floor and the character wearing an elephant mask, handling a bomb-like thing are all expressing one thing I mentioned on previous line- simplicity.      

4.  Welcome to Me (2015)
Director- Shira Piven
Cast- Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini
'Welcome to Me'
The poster of this film is quite simple, the lady in sunglass is with an umbrella on a shiny day, a boom is trying to reach her, as a swan is going somewhere in front of her by the lake. The white swan is more significant than the character! That's a bit weired, but it actually tells a lot. Is it trying to tell us something about being posh or rich? You have to watch the film to be sure.    

5.  Ex Machina (2015)
Director- Alex Garland
Cast- Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac 
'Ex Machina'
'Ex Machina' has been one of the best movies of 2015. The film is really haunting and wonderfully made as a low tone sci-fie. The posters used for this movie is well made and emphasized mainly on the protagonist- the robot with a female body and probably with emotions too. Poster of the movie above is the teaser poster came out long before the release of the movie. The skeleton gives us an impression about what we are up to. Yes, by the upper portion of the machine, we can be sure it's all about a female robot. 

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