Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

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Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Postby ITALIANO » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:09 pm

flipp525 wrote:We’ll always have Catherine Keener in Capote ;-)


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Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Postby flipp525 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:08 pm

We’ll always have Catherine Keener in Capote ;-)
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Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Postby ITALIANO » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:38 pm

flipp525 wrote:Sorry, I decided to read that earnestly.


But really, I wasn't completely joking.

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Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Postby flipp525 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:24 pm

Sorry, I decided to read that earnestly.
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Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Postby ITALIANO » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:17 pm

flipp525 wrote:
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flipp525 wrote: my friend Malaya who played the female news reporter in the film.


I LOVE YOU! :D

That’s a first. Thanks!


Well but you know, come on... :)

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Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Postby flipp525 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:54 pm

ITALIANO wrote:
flipp525 wrote: my friend Malaya who played the female news reporter in the film.


I LOVE YOU! :D

That’s a first. Thanks!
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Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Postby ITALIANO » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:52 pm

At least, an American movie which is creative, original, unpredictable, and EVEN intelligent. Not a masterpiece. It has its flaws, I know. But nowadays when I go to see a movie I always expect I'll be disappointed, and I'm grateful when, like in this case, I am not.

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Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Postby ITALIANO » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:02 pm

flipp525 wrote: my friend Malaya who played the female news reporter in the film.


I LOVE YOU! :D

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Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Postby flipp525 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:05 pm

I’m trying to get a scoop or two from my friend Malaya who played the female news reporter in the film.
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Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:57 am

Of course they think they work for the greater good. Who said otherwise?

The scene in the film still rings false, as do many other scenes, but it's just a movie. I don't see it as anything to get worked up over, but that scene has been accused of being anti-Catholic as well as anti-religious by some critics. DWS and Precious were not the only ones to point it out.
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Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Postby OscarGuy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:18 am

I might question that thesis. Many clergy that I've met or have heard about, often think they are working for a greater good and with enough members of the community complaining to them about an issue, they might take it upon themselves to speak for the community even if they do not.

That's especially true in the U.S. today. Think about how many times priests and pastors have spoken out for the safety of the nation thinking they speak for all people of faith when they speak for a small portion of the community of faith in the country.
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Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:20 am

To clarify, any clergyman of any faith might speak to a member of their congregation in the manner that the priest in the film did, but they would not speak for the town unless they were the only game in town.
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Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Postby OscarGuy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:46 am

In a small town, Peter, they most certainly would, but you point out (and a point that I thought of early this morning) the main reason it feels inauthentic. It should have been a protestant minister, not a Catholic priest. In Missouri, 77% of the population is Christian. 58% Protsetant and only 16% Catholic. Most small towns in Missouri, if they have only one church, that church will be protestant and not Catholic. Even slightly bigger towns will have more protestant than Catholic churches.

In Springfield, where I live, there are only four or five Catholic churches, but dozens of protestant churches, Baptist, Methodist, Assemblies of God, Churches of Christ, etc. There's only one Mormon church, one Jewish temple, and I believe maybe one Muslim temple here. Yes, those Catholic churches have more members than the smaller denomination protestant churches, but we have two very large churches, one Baptist and one AoG.
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Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:19 am

A Catholic priest in the U.S. would not presume to speak for a town, which would more than likely be predominantly Protestant, though it might be something they still do in County Galway in Ireland where McDonagh spent his holidays at his Irish Catholic mother's parents' home, in which Catholicism is the predominant, if not the only, religion. That scene was pure McDonagh.

McDonagh is an angry playwright. All of his plays, even his comedies, are confrontational. I'm not sure Three Billboards shouldn't be seen as a comedy, a very black comedy, but a comedy nevertheless. Although set in the Midwest, it's a very English-Irish sort of thing that I enjoyed without taking it too seriously. My only objection was the ending. I like my mysteries to have a resolution. I don't require that you find out who the murderer was, although that would certainly be preferable, but at least give the characters some sort of closure even if all they do is give up. As Precious alluded earlier, this plays out like the opening chapter of a TV mini-series rather than a real movie. That's probably enough to keep it from winning Best Picture everywhere except at BAFTA where it should be an easy winner for Best British Film with Christopher Nolan having pulled Dunkirk from consideration for that prize.
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Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Postby Precious Doll » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:29 am

It felt right out of a Ken Loach film, expect that McDormand spoke back to him. In Loach's films the characters getting the lecture usually cower down and are left speechless.
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