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    Marcus, the harm is caused through remaining attached to a false belief system that keeps us locked into a lack of a moral compass and a lack of critical thinking skills. To “enjoy” movies that are hateful, disgusting, vile and advocate for the ends justifying the means, violence as a solution to problems, falsse female empowerment (which we are seeing culturally everywhere right now, including at the Golden Globes). The posts defending this vile movie have all been excuses for it rather than well thought out analysis. People have no lines too dear to cross and this causes irreparable harm. I have never been so angry at a movie before ever – I was seething with rage throughout this movie. The same thinking that allowed people to think it was o.k. to vote for Trump and Clinton (or for that matter any Republicrats) is at play with the defenses I have read of this hate-filled disgusting immoral movie. I believe this movie is resonating because it is actually where our sick souls are collectively right now and this is SAD and needs to be examined. I am angry that people can’t see through this garbage. It’s tiring that people still are remaining so attached to what doesn’t work.

    Wtf is a Republicrat and how does that have anything to do with this film?

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    Icky
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    I’m not really even certain the movie argues that “the end justifies the means” or is making any statement on female empowerment. I saw much of the movie as purposely ironic but also purposely focused entirely on human emotion and purposely leaving out the bigger picture. And the fact that the movie ends up forcing us to sympathize with a racist of sort of apart of its mess. The movie is designed for the audience to viscerally react to, to embrace or be repulsed by its contradiction and to come up with their own interpretation. It’s designed to frustrate everyone no matter their politics. And you sorta fell for the easy bait. But that’s your interpretation, which even if you hate the movie, seems incredibly simplistic and I feel just highlights the actual points the movie was trying to make: no matter your moral code or the veil of societal structure we are all individually potentially dangerous and driven by emotion, and we’re kinda all a-holes. If you think that viewpoint is nihilistic and amoral and means it shouldn’t win BP, cool. But spare us with making this about Republicans and Democrats.

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    moviefan61794
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    I blocked this dude and his ridiculous smiley faces months ago, I suggest some of you do the same if you’re tired of reading his absurd comments on a movie he so obviously hates for no good reason.

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    Rich Landry
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    I blocked this dude and his ridiculous smiley faces months ago, I suggest some of you do the same if you’re tired of reading his absurd comments on a movie he so obviously hates for no good reason.

    I had to do the same, we get it you hated the movie dude.

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    MrGoodWood
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    …ridiculous smiley faces…
    I thought i was the one one who noticed

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    AviChristiaans
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    sagg

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    Spenser Davis
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    “The ends justify the means?” … This guy did not watch the film. The ending quite literally negates that belief and calls everyone’s actions into question.

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    Teridax
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    “The ends justify the means?” … This guy did not watch the film. The ending quite literally negates that belief and calls everyone’s actions into question.

    Exactly. The ending leaves the main characters in doubt for the first time as to whether or not violence really is the answer to their problems. I don’t think they end up killing the rapist guy at all, to be honest, though that might be because I am more of an optimist. The ambiguous ending doesn’t endorse violence, it questions it in a subtle yet for me very effective manner.

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    AviChristiaans
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    frances

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    LaChienne
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    I’ve waited so damn long for Sam Rockwell to get the recognition he deserves, if my dreams come true…

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    Marco B.
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    I might sound shallow, but I watched 3 Billboards yesterday and I didn’t have any moral problems with it – should I reflect more about it? -: it’s simply the case of… a mediocre movie. The directing, the acting, the score and all the other elements range from decent (the score) to fine (the editing or the direction), to very good (basically only Frances McDormand’s performance: I would be okay with her win, although I still have to see The Shape of Water and Lady Bird).
    The screenplay, on the other side, really stood out: it was so, so bad! If that script won the Oscar, it would be an all time worst. Every character’s arc didn’t work and felt unnatural (what were they thinking with Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson’s characters??); a lot of the “violent” scenes made me laugh not for some sutble dark humour that permeated them, but simply because they felt so wrong and ridiculous in that moment and with those characters and these actions.
    Rockwell’s win would be pretty terrible. But mostly, I’m absolutely rooting for this movie to lose Best Picture!

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    WildforFilm
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    Watched this film again yesterday and it got me thinking…

    The character they believe is Angela’s rapist/murder IS her rapist/murder, right? When Dixon speaks to the new sheriff, the new sheriff tells him its not the guy because he was out of the country on military business. The scene felt odd to me because it seemed like the sheriff was lying. Was it just the military trying to cover for the guy?

    Was this the vibe anyone else got?

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    Mildred and Dixon know that he was out of the country.

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    SHT L
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    Watched this film again yesterday and it got me thinking… The character they believe is Angela’s rapist/murder IS her rapist/murder, right? When Dixon speaks to the new sheriff, the new sheriff tells him its not the guy because he was out of the country on military business. The scene felt odd to me because it seemed like the sheriff was lying. Was it just the military trying to cover for the guy? Was this the vibe anyone else got?

    I really don’t think so. I think the idea is that Dixon and Mildred (and the audience) really wanted it to be him and all signs led to that only for it to be not him. That being said, the fact that it is not him made the whole transference of their anger and lust for vengeance onto the guy who did not do it work. It also made the fact that when they finally got in that car their feelings for revenge was already subsiding at least to the point where they’re questioning whether they really want to kill someone just to kill someone, no matter what he may have done to somebody else, for the murder of Mildred’s daughter.

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    I Am The Night
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    Can anyone explain me what’s so special about McDormand performance ? She didnt impress me with Fargo, and I thought her performance here is simply mediocre, some lines are even cringe-worthy, like when she shouted”Robbieeeee” at the Fired Billboards.

     

    Woody Harrelson is decent, it’s surprised that his screentime is so short. I thought he’ll have more than Sam Rockwell based on the trailer. however I’m really interested in Sam Rockwell’s performance. First Half of the film, he was just non-existant. And I thoight: “Is this really the performance that will win him the fucking Oscar ?” Then the second half he was very impressive. A very good subtle performance.

     

    I think I need to rewatch Fargo, No Country For Old Men and this. I dont know why I cant fully feel those movies on first watch.

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