THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI has the look, feel and tone of Coen Brothers movie -- and it stars an actress who is married to one of the Coen Brothers. But it's not a Coen Brothers movie. It was written and directed by British Martin McDonagh.
My neighbor replied, "Yeah, the only difference is...the Coen Brothers don't like people." He added that Preston Sturges loved people and that comes through in his classics. I've come to agree with that neighbor of mine. The Coen Brothers make good movies but there's a chilliness to them. I felt that kind of chilliness in THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. Chilliness and plot holes. The ferocious, brass ovaries performance of Frances McDormand is the fire that holds our attention. Rockwell, one of the best actors on the indie film scene, has been long overdue an Oscar nomination. He's delivered some solid, versatile performances for years. Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson and Peter Dinklage co-star.
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