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Film Review: Francis McDormand is unstoppable in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (USA, 2017)

Fearlessness and eagle-eyed justice drive Mildred Hayes as she takes an entire town’s police squad to task for failing to properly investigate her daughter’s rape and murder in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Martin McDonagh’s black comedy is all it has been hyped up to be: sharp, wry, nuanced, clever, hilarious and utterly compelling as Francis McDormand, the unstoppable Hayes, gives a career-best performance in a film full of career-best performances. And that’s saying a lot; Hayes’ grief-fueled anger is meticulously molded by the veteran actor into something both effecting and poignant, cutting straight through to real-life frustrations with the ineffectiveness of those in power, but knowingly falling into the trappings of myopic outrage to deliver a strong, heartfelt message of pain and empathy.... Continue Reading

The director of In Bruges looks set to bring us the Black Comedy of the year with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Having already brought us one of the best black comedies of all time with In Bruges, and a memorable follow-up with Seven Psychopaths, it comes as little surprise that director Martin McDonagh has us excited about his new film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. And with the release of the first red-band trailer for the film last week, we’re already convinced this will be one of the must see films for 2017.... Continue Reading