Looking Back: Our 10 Favorite Movie Posters from 2021 - Dig This Art

Our 10 Favorite Movie Posters

With the year almost over, it's time to look back and highlight some favorites from the world of movies. Our writer Ethan Anderton used to publish his list of the Best Official Movie Posters, but I'm taking over and will return to highlighting some of my favorite designs. Below is my personal selection of 10 Favorite Movie Posters from 2021. These aren't necessarily the "best" rather they're my own favorites that stuck with me. I'm clearly attracted to color and striking designs, something that looks unique and is evocative. I also think it's important for a poster to capture the vibe of the film, and not just look cool though it's different from how the film feels. That's an important part of poster design. Just slapping any generic photo on a poster is dull and lazy, but creating art, making something vivid - that's what I love the most. Check them out below.


 Posted on December 29 in Feat, Lists, Looking Back, Posters | 1 Comment

Watch: Another Terrific 'Cinema 2021' Video Tribute by Dylan Hoang

Cinema 2021

"There is no call we do not answer, there is no faith that we betray." Let us never betray cinema!! Another year, another look back at all the year's movies. Editor Dylan Hoang has revealed his Cinema 2021 video retrospective, that also includes a countdown of his Best Films of the Year at the end. These recaps are always worth watching - not only is the editing impressive, but there's something riveting about rewatching clips from all of the movies from 2021. What a year! We had everything from Titane to The Green Knight to Nightmare Alley to Dune to The Power of the Dog to The Ice Road to Free Guy to Barb and Star. There's probably plenty of movies we've all forgotten, but when they pop up here it's nice to think "ohh, I enjoyed that!" And with the year almost over it's also the right time to catch up with any you might've missed. Enjoy.

Watch: Sleepy Skunk's 2021 Movie Trailer Mashup Recap of the Year

2021 Movie Trailer Mashup

"Are you planning to stop me all by yourself?" Let's take a look back! It's time for an engaging look back at all the movies from 2021. Our longtime friend the "Sleepy Skunk" has debuted his annual end-of-the-year recap video - the 2021 Movie Trailer Mashup - utilizing footage from every major movie trailer released throughout 2021 edited together to make you smile. Louis, who makes this mashup every year, puts a lot of time and effort into making sure it's just right. I'm always delighted to see clips from so many foreign films and indies and all the movies that have been forgotten, because they're still 2021 movies no matter what and there's always more to discover. And this 2021 recap rocks out with that Fatboy Slim track finale. Dive on in.


 Posted on December 27 in Looking Back, To Watch, Trailer | 1 Comment

Looking Back: Alex's Top 10 Favorite Films of 2020 - 'Nine Days' at #1

Alex's Top 10 Favorite Films of 2020

"You are being considered for the amazing opportunity of life." Another year, another Top 10. Better late than never, as they say! Though this usually happens with me, getting this list out takes a lot of time… It was a tough year to keep writing during 2020, despite watching films all the time. I saw over 400 films during the year, trying to watch as much as I could despite the lockdowns and the shut downs, and everything else going on. But here it is anyway - my personal list of my Top 10 Favorite Films of 2020. Most of all, I just want to share my love for these glorious works of cinema. It's not that surprising that many of my favorite films are films about how magical and mesmerizing life is to live, which is important during this pandemic time anyway. We have to keep on living, despite all the challenges, we have to seek the light, despite all the darkness, we have to find beauty, despite all the ugliness. And these films provided that much needed bliss.


 Posted on February 26 in Feat, Lists, Looking Back, Review | 1 Comment

Looking Back: Celebrating 'Women in Film 2020' Video Retrospective

Women in Film 2020 Video

"Those are the numbers, but this is their story." The UK film magazine Little White Lies has revealed a new retrospective video for 2020 titled Women in Film 2020. The video essay is edited by Portuguese editor named Luís Azevedo and includes commentary on many of the films. "2020 was a great year for women behind the camera. Here are just some of our favourite films directed by them from last year, including Promising Young Woman​, The Assistant​ and Miss Juneteenth​." It also features other favorites like The 40 Year Old Version, First Cow, Nomadland, Babyteeth, and Rocks. If you're still looking for any films to catch up with from last year - any and all of these are worth watching. View the full essay below.


 Posted on February 1 in Looking Back, To Watch | Comments

Watch: David Ehrlich's 'The 25 Best Films of 2020' Video Countdown

The 25 Best Films of 2020 Countdown

What a year 2020 was. A year unlike any other, full of tragedy and chaos, but despite all of that - the magic of the movies still brings us together. One of the annual must-see best of the year lists is a video countdown made by my colleague David Ehrlich (follow him @davidehrlich). He counts down his 25 best films of the year in a video edited together with footage and music from the films. It's one of the best ways to look back at the year, but also to celebrate how beautiful and mesmerizing and moving and magical each of these films are. David's Top 25 of 2020 is as diverse as always, and you will likely discover a number of films from this video. A handful of my favorites are featured as well, including Minari and Babyteeth and Lover's Rock.


 Posted on January 11 in Feat, Looking Back, To Watch | 2 Comments

Looking Back: Adam Frazier Picks His Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2020

Adam's Top 10 of 2020

Over the previous 12 months, I've seen more than 110 new releases, and I'm happy to report that it's been another fantastic year at the movies, despite not being able to actually go to the movies. Throughout 2020, we got to see new work from visionary filmmakers like Spike Lee, David Fincher, Chloe Zhao, Regina King, Lee Isaac Chung, Emerald Fennell, and Oz Perkins, whose dark fairytale Gretel & Hansel is one of the most atmospheric and aesthetically pleasing horror movies of the year. We also witnessed great performances from Viola Davis, Delroy Lindo, Frances McDormand, Chadwick Boseman, Carey Mulligan, Riz Ahmed, Gary Oldman, Elisabeth Moss, and Steven Yeun. And we were left in awe by cinematic art like Mank, News of the World, The Midnight Sky, Emma – works of impeccable craftsmanship by the cinematographers, production designers, SFX artists, and costume designers alike.


 Posted on January 4 in Lists, Looking Back, Review | 7 Comments

Looking Back: Ali Benzekri's 'Greeting to 2020's Cinema' Video Recap

Greeting to 2020's Cinema

"Who cares about what they think? This is about me. This is about my life. This is me." As 2020 comes to an end, looking back at this year there's been so much hardship, so many challenges, so much tragedy, so much upheaval, it's tough to think about movies. But despite all of these challenges, movies were still there. Not only did film festivals continue, but distributors found a way to release new films any way they could - in "virtual cinemas", on VOD, in drive-ins, in backyards, on streaming services. And movies have reminded us that there's still so much to live for - there's love and hope, families and friends, beauty and joy out there. Moroccan cinephile Ali Benzekri has created a lovely year-in-movies recap video - an "ode to the films of 2020" called Greeting to 2020's Cinema. Enjoy a final look back at 2020 as we jump into the New Year.


 Posted on December 31 in Looking Back, To Watch | 2 Comments

Watch Perri Nemiroff's 2020 Recap Videos: Top 5 + A Movie Montage

2020 Recap Perri

"The fact that I've already seen Palm Springs evolve with every single viewing leaves me with no doubt that the movie is going to continue to inspire me to push myself further." Yes! Big fan of that movie, too. Fellow movie geek Perri Nemiroff, who works for Collider, has debuted her end of the year recap videos looking back at 2020 in film. Perri has posted her homemade "2020 Movie Montage" and "Top 5" videos on YouTube and they're worth a watch. Perri discusses her Top 5 favorites and why she loves them so much - and her picks are quite unique. She also loves horror films and features more horror in her recap montage than most other retrospective videos like this, which is refreshing to see… Because there's always so many superb horror films that too often get lost in the awards season hoopla. View both of her 2020 videos below.


 Posted on December 29 in Looking Back, To Watch | 2 Comments

Looking Back: Dino Kos Presents 'Cinema 2020 - A Year in Film' Video

Cinema 2020 - A Year in Film

"Give me a moment, would you, friend? I've never been on trial for my thoughts before." As crazy as 2020 has been, the truth is - we still had plenty of great movies to enjoy. Friend of the site Dino Kos (also known as @WolvieCBM) has spent the last few months editing his year-in-review video. His presentation is called Cinema 2020 - A Year in Film and it's available to watch now. There's clips from a bunch of films in this that I don't know if people might've even forgotten about from this year: Wendy, Love & Monsters, Over the Moon, Capone, Vivarium, Tesla. Plus all our other favorites: The Trial of the Chicago 7, First Cow, Soul, Mank, Wonder Woman 1984, Palm Springs, Da 5 Bloods, Bill & Ted Face the Music, Tenet, Possessor, Minari, Sound of Metal, The Invisible Man, Birds of Prey, and I'm Thinking of Ending Things. As always, these videos are a reminder that even in tough times, even when stuck at home, movies bring us all together.


 Posted on December 28 in Looking Back, To Watch | Comments Closed

Looking Back: Alex's Top 10 Favorite Films of 2019 - 'Parasite' Reigns

Alex's Top 10 Favorite Films of 2019

"Let Neptune strike ye dead Winslow! HAAARK!" Another year, another Top 10. And although we're already well into 2020, it's never too late to share this list. Better late than never, as they say! It's time to present my personal list of my Top 10 Favorite Films of 2019. I really wish I had more time to revisit all of these, and so many other films, but there's never enough time. Most of these I really wanted to see again before writing about them, but, I went with my gut feeling. With every film below, as soon as I finished watching it, I knew it would be on my Top 10. There is that feeling deep down that I have seen something extraordinary and I just know it won't be topped. And my final three, same as last year, I kept switching around because they're masterpieces. With that said, I am more than happy to reveal my faves, the films that left me floored.


 Posted on February 7 in Feat, Lists, Looking Back | 7 Comments

Looking Back: Adam Frazier Picks His Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2019

Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2019

Over the last 12 months, I've seen more than 125 new releases — that's over ten days in total spent watching movies — and I'm happy to report that it's been another exceptional year at the multiplex. This year, we got to see vital new work from visionary filmmakers like Bong Joon-ho, Martin Scorsese, Greta Gerwig, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Lulu Wang, and Shin'ichirô Ueda, whose zombie comedy One Cut of the Dead is one of the most unique and refreshingly original horror movies of the year. We witnessed great performances from Awkwafina, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, Eddie Murphy, Florence Pugh, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lopez, and Adam Sandler. And we were all left in awe by stunning cinematic art like 1917, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and The Lighthouse – works of impeccable craftsmanship by the cinematographers, production designers, and costume designers alike.


 Posted on December 31 in Feat, Lists, Looking Back | 6 Comments



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