Review Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

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    “Three Billboards” Gets a Trailer


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    Following in the wake of stellar reviews from the Fall film festival circuit, a new trailer has been released for “In Bruges” director Martin McDonagh’s new pitch black comedy drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”.

    Frances McDormand stars as a mother whose daughter was a victim of a murder. Fed up with the ineffectual cops, she puts up billboard space in her hometown asking if someone can catch the killer much to the chagrin of the local police chief (Woody Harrelson) and his immature deputy (Sam Rockwell).

    John Hawkes and Peter Dinklage co-star in the film which Fox Searchlight will release on November 10th.



     
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    Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” has won this year’s top prize of the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

    The darkly comic dramedy from the “In Bruges” director stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell in the story of one woman’s crusade to find justice for her slain daughter. It opens in November.

    The award also had two runners-up with Craig Gillespie’s Margot Robbie-led “I, Tonya” and Luca Guadagnino’s already much-acclaimed “Call Me By Your Name” with Armie Hammer taking those honors.

    The award is a possible Oscars bellwether as past winners in the past decade have included Best Picture winners “12 Years A Slave, “The King’s Speech,” and “Slumdog Millionaire,” while past runners-up have also scored the top Oscar including “Spotlight” and “Argo”. Other winners or runners-up in recent times that went on to be major award players include “La La Land,” “Room,” “Lion,” “The Imitation Game,” “A Separation,” “Prisoners” and “Philomna”.



     
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    Anyone seen this one yet?

    Any good?
     
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    I loved it and was surprised it didn't win Best Picture Oscar. It's driven by two characters whose anger sparks a well of humanity in everyone else. I saw it with a friend who is exactly that kind of forgiving person, and all he could see in Three Billboards was the darkness. I loved it for the empathy and healing, and for a well-observed, damn funny script and great performances.
     

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