Welcome to the first post in The Annual Movie Retrospective series! With the arrival of a new year and most of 2017’s finest finally becoming available everywhere, it’s time to share what the movie (and tv!) world best had to offer last year. We’ll cover the top movie posters, soundtracks and scores, tv shows, performances, and movies.
As the best is saved for last (and ahem, I still have a bunch to watch), we’ll go roughly in that order. I’ve started a twitter thread if you want to keep up with all the movie watching and latest posts for the series. If you’re more of an instagram person, keep an eye out for my stories!
Now, movie posters. I have to say, making this list is always such a huge inspiration, and yet again the creative departments didn’t let us down. The crown jewel is quite obviously the whole campaign for The Killing of a Sacred Deer, on which the above image is based. More than the official posters themselves, go take a look at their website, and visit the doctor thing. CAN I HAVE IT?!
On a different note, I don’t usually share the bad stuff, but I was so looking forward to the artwork of Blade Runner 2049, and then it was all so terribly bland! What a huge disappointment. But missed opportunities aside, once again we see the rise of illustrated alternate posters and, particularly in the thriller/horror genres, a more minimal and conceptual approach to their design. Surprising was also the look of Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok poster, with its off the charts psychedelic feel.