Tony Goldwin‘s Conviction starring Sam Rockwell and Hillary Swank is sure to stimulate controversy amongst films goers and critics alike. The film follows the true life story of Betty Anne Waters, a single mother who spends ten years acquiring a law degree in order to represent her brother who has been convicted of murder. Recently the official movie poster has been released via In Contention. Check it out below.
The poster features what one can assume are Sam and Hillary’s characters side by side on a picnic table overlooking a lake. This is accompanied by a caption above that reads “An extraordinary journey of how far we go to fight for our family.” The most apparent criticism would be the almost misleading contrast in subject matter between the poster and the film. Having watched the powerfully engaging trailer I feel that the poster does little to entice and more importantly, inform the perspective viewer of what they can expect from this film. It is clear that the movie poster appears to be almost the antithesis of the movie itself. I would like to pose the following question: Is this a marketing blunder or a display of subtle genius?
Conviction hits theaters on October 15th, 2010.
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]
Grand Piano is a film that is so masterfully done that it seems silly one would ever have doubts that the story could be pulled off. Much of that has to do with the work of the blossoming director Eugenio Mira, who actually created animatics of the film to get everyone on the same page. Starring Elijah Wood as [...]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute