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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Review

In a small town in Missouri, Mildred (McDormand) takes out advertising on three billboards that ask the local police chief why there have been no arrests in the case of the rape and murder of her daughter. It’s a small act of defiance, and yet it has some big repercussions.

From the writer/director of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonagh, it’s a fine return to form for a man whose films tend to have serious tones, violence and yet also humour and some heart felt moments. Taking on the subject of small town America, of incompetent police, dysfunctional family relationships and of course, the deep sadness of losing a child to violence, this film could have been a very different story in the hands of someone else. Because whilst it explores the grief of Mildred, it focuses on her strength and her ability to act, her toughness and…

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Wind River (2017)

Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Kelsey Asbille, Graham Greene Director: Taylor Sheridan A rookie FBI agent (Olsen) and a local animal tracker (Renner) with a tragic past team up to find out who raped and caused the death of a local woman on a reservation in Wyoming. When the body of the girl’s boyfriend is… Continue reading Wind River (2017)

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The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

  Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl Director: Niki Caro Based on a true story, adapted from the book by Diane Ackerman, The Zookeeper's Wife is the story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who were the zookeepers of the Warsaw Zoo in 1939 when war broke out. As the Germans invade, they can do… Continue reading The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

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Brimstone (2017)

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Carice Van Houten, Kit Harington Director: Martin Koolhoven Wow... This film... Those of you who love the dramatic ridiculousness of Game Of Thrones will get a kick out of this, (it even stars two GOT alumni) but at heart, it's dribble. I want to say some good things about it, because… Continue reading Brimstone (2017)

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105 Must See Movies: Deliverance (1972)

Starring: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox Director: John Boorman Based on a book by James Dickey, this is a film that's earned it's R rating. It's oddly beautiful at times, and also very dark. So just be prepared going in. Four friends set off on a river rafting trip together, to enjoy… Continue reading 105 Must See Movies: Deliverance (1972)