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Murder and sexual assault dominate the current news cycle. Every single day it seems we're reading about another beloved figure's sudden but complete …

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Samara Weaving Talks MAYHEM, THREE BILLBOARDS And Her Uncle Hugo

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Featuring standout performances from Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell, the writer-director Martin McDonagh’s latest is one of the best films of the year.<p>A teenage girl is brutally raped and murdered. After months pass without any progress on the case, her mother takes matters …

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Exclusive New Posters For Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The latest film by <i>In Bruges</i> and <i>Seven Psychopaths</i> director Martin McDonagh, <i>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri</i>, has already been hailed by …

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'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' review: A grieving mother bent on justice

No one in contemporary movies delivers the side-eye — the withering, nonverbal judgment of the righteous — the way Frances McDormand delivers it in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Sometimes it’s funny, because whoever she’s playing is so much sharper than whoever she’s acting opposite. …

Peter Dinklage

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’s kicks against the hicks earn Oscar buzz: review

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri uses violent means for emotional ends

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‘Three Billboards’ Is a Wannabe Coen Brothers Bag of Dumb Jokes

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a soulful message of forgiveness delivered by a firebrand

The winner of the Toronto Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award – a guarantee of a best-picture Oscar nom since 2012 – <i>Three Billboards Outside</i> …

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Humor, heartbreak merge in 'Three Billboards ...,' one of year's best

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'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' review: Frances McDormand is a wonder

Frances McDormand, in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," is like kindling waiting for a flame; every muscle in her face seems to be slowly …

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‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is a vigilante comedy for our age

For an avatar of our current cultural appetite for accountability, truth-telling and radical moral reckoning, we couldn’t possibly do better than Mildred Hayes, a grieving mother seeking justice and closure in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”<p>Portrayed by Frances McDormand in a …

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Subverting the Western: A Conversation With Hernan Diaz

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'Deadwood' Movie Reportedly Starts Filming in Fall 2018

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Thor: Ragnarok Dominates Globally with Another $133 Million

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Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards’ Exposes Terrible Truths We’d Rather Not See

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[Watch] ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Review: Strong Cast Fuels Pic | Deadline

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Peter Dinklage

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Review: A Funny, Desperate Movie About America

The year's best movie is a beautiful, horrible fable of revenge.<p>Mildred Hayes's daughter, Angela, was brutally murdered seven months ago. After a long, futile police investigation, she decides to do something about it. She buys up ad space on three decrepit billboards on the outskirts of her town, …

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'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Review: Signs of Life Too Vivid to Miss

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” expands the potential of outdoor advertising, and does the same for the movie medium. The billboards convey a startling expression of moral outrage. The movie is, by turns—and sometimes simultaneously—darkly comic, blazingly profane, flat-out hilarious …

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Sam Rockwell (‘Three Billboards’) chats opening ‘Christmas present’ of this script and playing a racist police officer [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]

“I think it was just a no-brainer. When you open one of <b>Martin McDonagh</b>‘s scripts, it’s like opening up a Christmas present,” reveals <b>Sam Rockwell</b> …

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Bleak, funny ‘Three Billboards’ unearths a small town’s dark side

This rural drama is the best yet from playwright and filmmaker Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges,” “Seven Psychopaths”), and one of Frances McDormand’s …

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Samara Weaving, Star of SMILF and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Relishes Being the Girl You Love to Hate

“I’m normally the psychopath,” the actress Samara Weaving declared with an impish grin one morning in Los Angeles not too long ago. Belying the beach-blonde guise that first landed her on <i>The O.C.</i>-like teen TV dramas in her native Australia, the 25-five-year-old arrived to this shoot in jeans …

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Review: On Violence and the Pain of Others in ‘Three Billboards’

At one point in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Frances McDormand tears the movie open, showing you what a broken heart looks like. It happens during an uneasily intimate encounter between her character, a tough number named Mildred, and an ailing police chief, Willoughby (Woody …

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Review: Frances McDormand gives a brutally great performance in topical 'Three Billboards'

They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but Mildred Hayes would put the fear of God in the devil himself.<p>Wielding righteous anger, fiery emotion, biting humor and an ornery manner right out of a Clint Eastwood Western, Frances McDormand unleashes 2017’s most indelible movie mom in the …

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