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  • LaChienne
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    It wasn’t complex at all lmao But there is a really cool feature on this site that lets you click back a couple pages. Feel free to use it to navigate through the thread.

    Hunny, you’ll foot the bill for the chemotherapy I’ll have to endure for this already cancerous thread?

    Update: damn one whole post on Icky calling out stans of other films, would have helped a lot if you had helped poor me out instead of just vagueposting and being smug :/ but you helped me figure out the site navigation a lot so thanks

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    Noah Arlington
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    It wasn’t complex at all lmao But there is a really cool feature on this site that lets you click back a couple pages. Feel free to use it to navigate through the thread.

    Hunny, you’ll foot the bill for the chemotherapy I’ll have to endure for this already cancerous thread?

    A little over dramatic much?

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    LaChienne
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    A little over dramatic much?

    Dramatics? In my GoldDerby? It’s more likely than you think.

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    I find the apologists for this movie, who behave exactly like the characters in the movie, simply refuse to see the delusional thinking that goes on as people make excuses for this movie and these characters.

    My sister asked me if she should go and see Darkest Hour or 3 Billboards; I told her that I thought she would enjoy Darkest Hour. I told her a few things about 3 Billboards, because she asked me about the violence level in each of the two movies, and she was turned off by what I told her about 3 Billboards. I did tell her that many people like and even love 3 Billboards but that for me it was my least favorite movie that I saw in 2017. She went to see Darkest Hour.

    No one cares.

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    VanRoberts
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    I find the apologists for this movie, who behave exactly like the characters in the movie, simply refuse to see the delusional thinking that goes on as people make excuses for this movie and these characters.

    My sister asked me if she should go and see Darkest Hour or 3 Billboards; I told her that I thought she would enjoy Darkest Hour. I told her a few things about 3 Billboards, because she asked me about the violence level in each of the two movies, and she was turned off by what I told her about 3 Billboards. I did tell her that many people like and even love 3 Billboards but that for me it was my least favorite movie that I saw in 2017. She went to see Darkest Hour.

    What a silly post. You do know that some of the greatest films of all time from Good Fellas to Fargo ti 12 Years A Slave involve people doing shitty things to other people.

    Maybe you guys should stick to Disney movies, where people also do terrible things, but at least it’s pretty… rolls eyes.

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    Our greatest fears have come true. In prior years, while I sometimes disagree with what film they choose for Best Picture, at least I can kinda see where they are coming from based on the film, but I will say that for as long as I can remember, if everything goes the way that they clearly are going to… then Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri will be the worst Best Picture winner in a long time. I did not hate the movie, but I think it is far inferior to 90% of its competition in Best Picture, including Mudbound, The Shape of Water, The Post and IMO the best film of the year Lady Bird. #Ugh. Mark my words this and Sam Rockwell eventually winning will have people twenty years down the line going “what the hell were the Oscars thinking?” Mark my words.

    Here’s what really baffles me about Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

    A teenage girl is raped and murdered. A parent decides to take matters into his/her own hands after the police aren’t able to capture the suspect. He/she launches a vicious revenge campaign with the help of a police officer who is dying of cancer.

    Does that plot sound familiar to you? It should.

    That’s the plot of (one of the storylines of) Nocturnal Animals. It’s also the plot of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

    That’s right! Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri is arguably a comedic ripoff of Nocturnal Animals!

     

    Replace Jake Gyllenhaal with Frances McDormand. Remove Isla Fisher entirely and replace her with a spouse who survives and is an antagonist as opposed to a protagonist. Have Ellie Bamber and Aaron-Taylor Johnson become characters that are mentioned but not seen. Add another child played by Lucas Hedges who doesn’t do much. Replace Michael Shannon with Woody Harrelson. Add another version of the Michael Shannon character who is not dying of cancer and is played by Sam Rockwell. Turn up the level of revenge from light speed to ludicrous speed (sorry for the Spaceballs reference). Add a bunch of dark humor. Remove the “real world” storyline entirely.

    Voila! You’ve converted Nocturnal Animals into Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri!

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    Milk Money
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    If 3B wins the Academy will face an even bigger backlash than Crash.

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    Andrew Carden
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    I dunno about that. The Three Billboards haters may be vocal but I think they’re ultimately a far smaller group than those who despised Crash.

    For the finest in film reviews and awards analysis, please visit me at The Awards Connection!

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    I think Three Billboards is not nearly as good as its fans are making it out to be in terms of actual execution of what it was going for. However, its ambition and what it was trying to do with all of the themes it was going for should not be as easily dismissed by the film’s detractors as well. I think a movie that can generate this much discussion is worth something.

    I do understand the criticisms surrounding it’s treatment of race, how McDonough sees America through a foreigner’s lens, etc. that makes the movie ring false to many, but I think the fans of it actually think it all works as an almost absurdist stylistic choice. I guess it’s just one of the movies that takes a strong position on how it’s going to tell its story and you either accept it/get it or you don’t. I think both views are actually pretty valid because so often storytelling techniques shape how the story is told and received and not everybody will agree on it…like music.

    3Bs wouldn’t be on my Best Picture list, but at the same time, it did make me think and I actually really liked how it ended between Rockwell and McDormand’s characters. The film does not ask you to like them or forgive them, just to observe them and maybe try to understand how they got there in the car.

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    I think Three Billboards is not nearly as good as its fans are making it out to be in terms of actual execution of what it was going for. However, its ambition and what it was trying to do with all of the themes it was going for should not be as easily dismissed by the film’s detractors as well. I think a movie that can generate this much discussion is worth something.

    I do understand the criticisms surrounding it’s treatment of race, how McDonough sees America through a foreigner’s lens, etc. that makes the movie ring false to many, but I think the fans of it actually think it all works as an almost absurdist stylistic choice. I guess it’s just one of the movies that takes a strong position on how it’s going to tell its story and you either accept it/get it or you don’t. I think both views are actually pretty valid because so often storytelling techniques shape how the story is told and received and not everybody will agree on it…like music.

    3Bs wouldn’t be on my Best Picture list, but at the same time, it did make me think and I actually really liked how it ended between Rockwell and McDormand’s characters. The film does not ask you to like them or forgive them, just to observe them and maybe try to understand how they got there in the car.

    I second every word of this, perfectly said!

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    Man, man, o, man, you must be joking buddy?

    What about *”The Broadway Melody” & others?

    Spencer Shannon

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    1stly, someone let me know why my last post/reply didn’t post on here? & why are folks dubbing “Three Billboards…” as yet another so called rascist film???

    THANK YOU

    Spencer Shannon

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    I have a movie pass given to  me by a friend for Christmas and I have seen 12 movies so far. Enjoyed all of them but walked out of 3 billboards movie because it by far is the worst movie I have EVER seen. Dear Lord what are they thinking!

    Sam’s character was stupid, Woody committing suicide threw me off, and then finally, when Sam’s character hit the guy who helped with the billboards………………that was the final straw. I walked out!

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    I find the apologists for this movie, who behave exactly like the characters in the movie, simply refuse to see the delusional thinking that goes on as people make excuses for this movie and these characters.

    My sister asked me if she should go and see Darkest Hour or 3 Billboards; I told her that I thought she would enjoy Darkest Hour. I told her a few things about 3 Billboards, because she asked me about the violence level in each of the two movies, and she was turned off by what I told her about 3 Billboards. I did tell her that many people like and even love 3 Billboards but that for me it was my least favorite movie that I saw in 2017. She went to see Darkest Hour.

    What a silly post. You do know that some of the greatest films of all time from Good Fellas to Fargo ti 12 Years A Slave involve people doing shitty things to other people.

    Maybe you guys should stick to Disney movies, where people also do terrible things, but at least it’s pretty… rolls eyes.

    None of those people are given a redemptive arc and ride off into the sunset with the hero of the movie.

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    I have a movie pass given to me by a friend for Christmas and I have seen 12 movies so far. Enjoyed all of them but walked out of 3 billboards movie because it by far is the worst movie I have EVER seen. Dear Lord what are they thinking!

    Sam’s character was stupid, Woody committing suicide threw me off, and then finally, when Sam’s character hit the guy who helped with the billboards………………that was the final straw. I walked out!

    Hilarious.

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