Martin McDonagh

Martin McDonagh’s Olivier Award-Winning Hangmen Begins Off-Broadway

The acclaimed new play by the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri writer and director kicks off its sold-out run.<p>Performances begin January 18 …

Oscars on Eggshells: How Offscreen Controversies Could Impact Nominations

Amid renewed focus on the personal behavior of actors and others, potential nominees like James Franco and Gary Oldman are already drawing …

The Oscars

Does ‘Three Billboards’ Say Anything About America? Well …

Sometimes, a movie comes along that appears to take the H.O.V. lane through the awards circuit. It gets a bunch of nominations and wins some big prizes, occasionally the biggest ones, and most of the time, people — moviegoers, moviemakers, movie critics — will say they didn’t see it coming, that …

The Arts

Three Billboards Meets Backlash

Progressives show they have trouble countenancing moral ambiguity.<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This piece contains plot spoilers.</i><p>People liked <i>Three Billboards</i> …

Conservative View

2018 Oscars Best Director race: Which DGA Awards nominee is most likely to be snubbed by Academy Awards?

The DGA Awards nominees for Best Director are: <b>Guillermo del Toro</b> (“The Shape of Water”), <b>Greta Gerwig</b> (“Lady Bird”), <b>Martin McDonagh</b> (“Three Billboards …

The Oscars

Five Films Separate From Awards Season Pack

It’s pretty clear at this moment in the Oscar race that five films tower above the rest and, in keeping with the tradition of the season, those films …

Movies

Sam Rockwell To Receive Santa Barbara’s American Riviera Honor

Sam Rockwell, who is piling up awards for his supporting turn in Fox Searchlight’s <i>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri</i>, is set as this year’s …

Sam Rockwell

Oscar predictions battle: Can ‘The Shape of Water’ or ‘Get Out’ take down ‘Three Billboards’ and ‘Lady Bird’? [WATCH]

“Right now I’m going with ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,'” declares Gold Derby contributor <b>Amanda Spears</b> during our recent video slugfest …

Entertainment

Best Supporting Actor Oscar predictions by experts: Sam Rockwell (‘Three Billboards’) vaults past Willem Dafoe (‘The Florida Project’)

Buoyed by his wins at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards, <b>Sam Rockwell</b> (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) now has 18 of our 30 …

The Oscars

Defending And Re-imagining 'Racist' ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Last December 31 will go down in my personal New Year’s Eve history as the one I spent watching the then-soon-to-be presumptive leading contender for Best Picture at the 2018 Oscars. Call me lame, but at least I remembered <i>Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri</i> when I woke up alone and <i>not</i> …

Frances McDormand

Sam Rockwell got his award for playing a racist cop, not being one

His Three Billboards critics seem to expect fiction to deliver justice. Go on like this, and we’ll have to say goodbye to Chinatown and The Godfather, for starters<p>Those of us unconvinced by the claims of greatness surrounding the Oscar-touted film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri are …

Opinion (UK)

‘The Shape of Water’ Will Be the Best Picture Nominee to Beat

Anne Thompson weighs the pros and cons of the 2018 Oscar frontrunners, and comes down on the side of Amphibian Man.<p>This year, it looks like the five …

Entertainment

Oscar Race 2018: Whose Voice Is Loudest?

Two big things happened in the Oscar race this past week. One was the announcement of the Directors Guild Award nominations, usually a strong predictor of the Academy's Best Director and Best Picture choices.<p>The other was that Academy voters turned in their nomination ballots, long before they can …

Jordan Peele

Watch soap bubbles freeze before your eyes

Related Articles • Snow emergencies declared in St. Paul and Minneapolis <br>• Brace yourselves for snow and cold today, and give thanks Monday is a holiday …

Blake Lively

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri review: Amusing but the tone is disturbing

Black comedies don’t come much blacker than Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Frances McDormand

Three Billboard's Martin McDonagh: 'American films would rather have someone explode than say 'c*nt' - Kernels podcast

<i>How do films make you feel? The Independent gets personal about cinema and TV with actors, directors, cinematographers and other people from the</i> …

Matthew McConaughey

Female trouble: how can the Oscars fix the scandal of all-male director lists?

As talented directors such as Greta Gerwig and Dee Rees continue to miss out, overcoming the gender bias behind the camera must become a film-industry priority<p>Oprah may have raised the roof with a long and rousing speech at this year’s Golden Globes, but presenter Natalie Portman cut to the chase …

Greta Gerwig

Saturday Night Live Recap: Sam Rockwell Knows His Gay Porn Stars

Saturday Night Live<p>Sam Rockwell Season 43 Episode 12<p>Editor's Rating 3 stars<p>Sam Rockwell has a way with weirdos. Just about every one of his roles — …

Entertainment

'SNL': Sam Rockwell Pays Tribute to Character Actor Stanley Tucci

Pete Davidson raps about the “Tucci Gang” of fans who love character actor Stanley Tucci, with host Sam Rockwell’s assistance<p>Sam Rockwell’s turn as …

Entertainment

Sam Rockwell Drops F-Bomb During Saturday Night Live Sketch

Frances McDormand may have been unnecessarily bleeped by the censors during her Golden Globes acceptance speech, but Sam Rockwell had the opposite …

Sam Rockwell

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri review – a search for justice writ large

Frances McDormand excels as a mother taunting the police to uncover the truth about her daughter’s death<p>Life and death, heaven and hell, damnation and redemption collide in this blisteringly foul-mouthed, yet surprisingly tender, tragicomedy from British-Irish writer-director Martin McDonagh. …

Film (UK)

Will Gompertz reviews Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ★★★★★

<b>Cast your mind forward a few weeks to the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard at around 8pm (PST), Sunday 4 March.</b><p>Somebody, probably dressed in black with very good teeth, will be opening a golden envelope while simultaneously saying these words: "The Oscar for best actress in a leading role goes …

Frances McDormand

The Monsters in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

The first time we see Officer Jason Dixon in <i>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri</i>, he’s patrolling in his cruiser and crooning a little tune. …

Sam Rockwell

What Three Billboards and In Bruges director Martin McDonagh’s plays tell us about his films

Martin McDonagh’s <i>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri</i> was the biggest film winner at the 2018 Golden Globes, scooping four awards including Best …

Playwrights

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri review – fierce, hilarious portrait of disenfranchised USA

Frances McDormand gives her best performance since Fargo as a plucky vigilante who confronts both the police and the tragedy of her daughter’s death by erecting roadside monuments to her grief and rage<p>Martin McDonagh’s fiercely written, stabbingly pleasurable tragicomedy stars a magnificent Frances …

Frances McDormand

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is homely yet violent – a greetings card spattered with gore

Beneath the little flecks of brain and bone, the Hallmark logo is unmistakable.<p>Unlike the plays on which Martin McDonagh’s reputation rests, his …

Darkest Hour

Oscars: It’s All Over but the Votin’

It’s Friday, voting on the Oscar nominations ends at five P.M. Pacific, and at 5:01 I’m pouring a bourbon and changing into sweats.<p>Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re celebrating the good judgment of the Directors Guild, biting our nails about <b>James Franco,</b> and making one last Hail Mary pass for</i> …

Darkest Hour

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri film review: Frances Mcdormand is formidable in pitch black new comedy from In Bruges director

If you were to judge In Bruges director Martin McDonagh by his movies, you’d think him a cruel and unusual man. His latest film, Three Billboards …

Frances McDormand

DGA Nominees Include Christopher Nolan, Jordan Peele

The Directors Guild of America announced its nominees for Best Director, and first-time directors Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and Jordan Peele (Get Out) …

Jordan Peele

Here’s What the Critics’ Choice Awards Winners Mean for the Oscar Race

"The Shape of Water" claimed Best Picture, and its director and executive producer used their speeches to champion Fox Searchlight amid the Disney …

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