Movie Posters of the Month

Gfw Staff

This month, as with every other month, there have been way too many shockingly bad movie posters. But in among the odious and disposable, there have been a few conspicuously attractive ones to share with you guys. And as ever, we want you to share with us the ones you think should've been included, so let us know what we missed. 

The Kings of Summer (Dir. Jordan Vogt-Roberts) 

No, that isn't the loudest tagline you've ever seen on a film poster; it is in fact the film's original title. Oh, and to accompany the film's new title there's also this newer poster. But we reckon they might have gone a step too far with the text on that one. 

Spring Breakers (Dir. Harmony Korine) 

Whether you catch the subway, bus or plane, you've probably seen a bunch of colourful posters featuring some scantily clad girls in bikinis. There is, however, one poster that stands out above the rest (if the bikinis don't grab you, that is) and it's one that, if you squint, could even be confused with a generic sunset painting. So for that alone we salute it.  

Room 237 (Dir. Rodney Ascher)

In case you didn't know, this is a riff on that old Saul Bass poster for The Shining. And although we almost mistook Stanley Kubrick for Eli Wallach in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, we love the fact that his brain has been turned into a maze. Kinda apt an' that given the subject. 

A Glimpse Inside The Mind of Charles Swan III (Dir. Roman Coppola) 

It's often the case with long film titles that they magnify a couple of words to make sure part of the title is retained in that small brain of yours. Remember how Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives became simply Uncle Boonmee? Or the recent case of the 'Playbook' shrinking in the Silver Linings Playbook poster. I mean, is it really that much easier to remember two words instead of three? 

Ain't In It For My Health (Dir. Jacob Hatley) 

Levon Helm was one of the founding members of The Band, and as drummer he provided a sturdy backbone to their music. So it's apt, then, for this legend to exist in a sort of sepia, almost mythical, colour. Nice an' simple. We'd have it on our wall, for sure. 

CBGB (Dir. Randall Miller) 

Obviously with this film the music kinda sells it, right? Right. And Patti Smith (we're guessing that is her) does a pretty good job of it. The poster for the film, a drama about the titular New York punk hotspot, has been released in an overwhelming array of colours. So take your pick. 

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (Dir. Terence Nance)

We're not really sure what this film is about – something about a pretty woman maybe? – but we don't really care. Just look at that poster! It screams funk, imagination and creativity, and what's more, it blasts all those other repulsive posters we've seen this month out of the water. POW. 

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