Around the Web: The Year’s Best Film Posters, Meet the Characters of Anomalisa & More

Film posters, the Oscars Best Picture race, Anomalisa and more; here are a few of the things we're reading today.

Slate's Adrian Curry has rounded up the year's best film posters; our favorite is the gorgeous photography-and-illustrated poster for Hou Hsiao-Hsien's The Assassin. 

Vulture's Kyle Buchanan takes a look at the thorny Best Picture category, with The Big Short, Spotlight, The Martian, The Revenant, Carol and more vying for the ten spots.

The Coen Brothers Hail, Caesar! has dropped a new TV spot.

Variety has chosen 10 directors to watch in 2016, including Don Cheadle for Miles: Ahead, Alex Garland for Ex Machina, and Laszlo Nemes for Son of Saul. 

Paramount Pictures has released this featurette on the characters of Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's gorgeous, haunting stop-animation masterpiece Anomalisa. 

In case you've missed them, in the past two days we've published interviews with The Revenant's costume designer Jacqueline West and production designer Jack Fisk, with more interviews on the way to finish out this stellar year in film. 


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