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Posters For ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin,’ ‘Miss Bala,’ and ‘The Lie’

Written by on September 19, 2011 

It’s starting to seem like there are more posters for We Need to Talk About Kevin then there are people who know what We Need to Talk About Kevin even is, but they’ve been pretty impressive on their own; complaints feel a little unnecessary, is the thing. The latest one has shown up at IMPAwards, further displaying its star (and possible Oscar contender), Tilda Swinton, in addition to her anguish. This is certainly the most artful of all the ones we’ve seen up to this point — a Criterion vibe is emanating from the design — while the others looked like they were either advertising a ’70s horror movie or a bizarre romantic comedy. Lynne Ramsay‘s first film in nine years opens in limited release on December 2nd, and be sure to read our Cannes review.

Take a look at it below:

Another festival hit has received a poster, this one being Miss Bala. It played at Cannes this year, where we called it “a tour de force of action wrapped within the sub text of serious socio-economic issues.” It was picked up by Fox International about a month ago, an announcement that was then followed by a trailer.

Our latest look comes courtesy of Empire, and it’s my favorite kind of poster — a quad one. The imagery on display might give you some idea as to what the plot is about, although something tells me that this is a film whose secrets are best saved for the actual viewing. The basic plot follows a Mexican beauty queen involved with her country’s drug world; everything else seems to lead to something much bigger. There’s no reason to spoil that. Directed by Gerardo Naranjo, the film will open in limited release on October 14th.

See the poster below:

The final piece has appeared at ThePlaylist, and it’s for Joshua Leonard‘s The Lie. Playing at Sundance this year, Jordan and Dan reviewed the film; they seemed to mostly enjoy what the actor concocted behind the camera and on the page, despite reservations. Also starring Jess Weixler, Mark Webber, Alia Shawkat, and Kelli Garner, it’s centered on a married couple that aren’t happy with the direction their life has taken. So, to excuse himself from work one day, the husband tells the titular falsehood, which ends up affecting his life in inconceivable ways.

While not a bad poster, the one that we’re now getting feels very Sundance — if you catch my drift. An illustrated background, festival logos, and a title card that feels like it belongs at Fox Searchlight are, frankly, a little off-putting. But, whatever; I’m curious to see this when it opens, which should happen on November 18th, in theaters and On Demand.

Check it out below:

Which of these films are you looking forward to the most? What do you think of their posters?


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