Middle England or middle America? Imelda Staunton or Frances McDormand? Who could choose? Not us, so we did both.
First up, Imelda was finding her feet in Finding Your Feet, ably supported by a sterling cast of foot-tapping veterans. The trailer doesn’t really do justice to this winter warmer of knobs and snobs, free love and last chances. Charming, witty, a little bit sad and very, very British, I’m so glad I didn’t let the underpowered promo put me off.
And what can anyone say about Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri? I’ll leave it to Ann Hornaday at the Washington Post who wrote…
The film is as dark as they come, a pitch-black, often laceratingly funny look at human nature at its most nasty, brutish and dim-witted.
Amen to that. Frances McDormand bristles with benign menace and the film is pitilessly brilliant, blurring the lines between right and wrong. Oh, and there’s an awful lot of swearing in it too. Here’s the trailer. Best change channels now if you’re offended by the C word.
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been considering ordering the 3 Billboards dvd seems like it might be a good idea.
It’s an exceptional film and funny in ways that aren’t supposed to be.
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3 Billboards is the best film I’ve seen this year.
I agree with that. I wanted to see Ladybird too but didn’t get round to it. Too many good films out in one go!
Three Billboards is laugh out loud funny. Brilliant. Thanks for the heads up on Finding You Feet. FYI, I saw Black Panther twice and I do not like action, special effect films.
Yes, I’ve heard is really good so we might give it a whirl even though I’m not really into superhero films.