As the year reaches its close, it is time to kick off the annual rankings. First up, here are our top ten film posters of 2017 – let us know if you agree in the comments!
The runners up…
All terrific but just missing out on the top ten. Speaking of which…
10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (James Gunn)
This poster is a psychedelic vision of bonkersness – how like the film itself! Read our review here.
9. It Comes At Night (Trey Edward Shults)
Simpler, yes, but nonetheless effective. This poster is every bit as unsettling as the film. Read our review here.
8. Logan (James Mangold)
Stylish with retro and Western touches, love it. Read our review here.
7. Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve)
In a good year for neon-fans, this poster tops the lot, beautifully hinting at the film’s breathtaking cinematography. Read our review here.
6. The Florida Project (Sean Baker)
One of two delightful posters for the film, this one nails the film’s charm odes to childhood. Read our review here.
5. Alien: Covenant (Ridley Scott)
That awkward moment when your masterpiece of a poster is more terrifying than your film… Read our review here.
4. The Handmaiden (Park Chan-Wook)
A stunning work of art and delightful detail, this poster yarns the film’s plot from top to bottom and is fittingly gorgeous. Read our review here.
3. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos)
Another film with a number of equally brilliant posters, this one wins by virtue of its simplicity in style and symbolism. Note, for instance, how the curtain, resembling a classical fluted column, descends upon an isolated Colin Farrell. Read our review here.
2. Baby Driver (Edgar Wright)
Just missing out on the top spot, this poster is destined to adorn the walls of student digs. The gun harks to the film’s violence, the car represents its joy riding and in between is the music: track trails as sound waves. Read our review here.
1. mother! (Darren Aronofsky)
Designed by James Jean – the Taiwanese-American painter who is also responsible for the poster for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water (out next year) – this poster is an instant icon. It’s based on the work of Edinburgh-based sculptor Jessica Harrison and, for our money, it’s the best of 2017. Read our review here.