Monday, January 08, 2018

All Signs Point To Woody

Out of all the possible movies that are in the running for Best Picture this year Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is my second least favorite of the bunch. (Here's my review in case you missed it.) That doesn't mean I think it's the second worst film of the year, mind you - I would certainly say that Three Billboards is a better movie than, say, Baywatch. There are a couple of things about it that I think are outright good, even - for instance I think Samara Weaving is hilariously funny as John Hawke's new girlfriend Penelope (her comic timing is impeccable). 

And I also think Woody Harrelson is very strong in the film - I'd actually, blasphemy of blasphemies, rank his work higher than Frances McDormand's in the movie, and I say that as a firm disciple of Franny's from way back. Anyway to make a long something longer this week's "Beauty vs Beast" contest at The Film Experience is tackling Three Billboards via my favorite performance in the movie and my least favorite performance in the movie, so head on over and vote and please do the right thing just this once just for me...

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