Home Forums Movies Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 8 posts - 436 through 443 (of 443 total)
Created
4 years ago
Last Reply
3 years ago
442
( +1 hidden )
replies
72384
views
95
users
Anthony 🐜
27
Philip
26
M: The Original
25
  • Profile picture
    AwardsConnect
    Joined:
    Jan 16th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202502713

    I too much prefer Harrelson to Rockwell (though Dafoe tops both).

    For the finest in film reviews and awards analysis (and my annual Oscar predictions contest), please visit me at The Awards Connection!

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    FrontRunner0811
    Joined:
    Jan 20th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202502919

    Saw this film today. I enjoyed it. I don’t understand the hype but I liked it. I felt the same way about La La Land. I don’t think the film is racist, but the film did make me think that McDonagh was trying to mention an array of social hot topics and then not really do anything with them. Torturing a black man is mentioned a few times. That’s it. Torturing. Not slapping, or punching. Let that sink in. His heinous act is never explored, or discussed. This doesn’t make the film racist though, as some have argued. SPOILER: It seemed to me that McDonagh thought that including rape, racism, torture, police brutality, spousal abuse, suicide, cancer and “boy-fuckin’” in his screenplay would give the story more depth, when in fact, it did the opposite. END SPOILER Anyway, I did enjoy the film but would be hugely disappointed if the film wins Best Original Screenplay. Woody Harrelson was awesome, so glad he’s getting the recognition for this performance. Sam Rockwell is a great actor but he did tend to mumble a lot so I missed a fair bit of what he said. Final thought: Harrelson > Rockwell.

     

    Rockwell mumbling is due to his portrayal of Dixon, a racist cop being drunk more than half the time. Idk about you but when I’m drunk I tend to mumble. Also (Some picked up that he might even be homosexual as well, with Red in particular). No cast member/any persons associated with the film have confirmed this rumour.

    Martin’s screenplay depicts society in a modern realistic way. Rape was not shown or included…it was questioned. Her body was burned, thus no DNA to see if she was raped, hence the “?”. Again this is society depicted the way it is, sad but true. Especially in Missouri. This would help McDonaugh’s screenplay if anything…

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    FrontRunner0811
    Joined:
    Jan 20th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202502920

    I too much prefer Harrelson to Rockwell (though Dafoe tops both). For the finest in film reviews and awards analysis (and my annual Oscar predictions contest), please visit me at The Awards Connection!

    I hadn’t seen this comment prior to my reply.

     

    I can see our opinion’s are not on different planets, but galaxies. Rockwell is more of a sure win than Oldman. Chalamet and SIR Daniel Day-Lewis (his last performance) have a shot. Just like Julie Dreyfus got the Globe because of cancer… I can see Lewis winning, but Chalamet with better chances than him.

    There are TWO 100% sure wins at the Oscars.

    1. Roger Deakins (FINALLY!!) -Blade Runner

    2. Sam Rockwell -3 Billboards

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Joined:
    Jan 1st, 1970
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202503033
    This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.
    Profile picture
    PerksofBeingaGriff
    Joined:
    Sep 27th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202503044

    1. Roger Deakins (FINALLY!!) -Blade Runner 

    Deakins is one of those wins we are all just counting on, but there is a pretty high chance of an upset.

    “Someone is staring at you in ‘Personal Growth’.”

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Joined:
    Jan 1st, 1970
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202503148
    This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.
    Profile picture
    Joined:
    Jan 1st, 1970
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202503149
    This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.
    Profile picture
    JGH
    Joined:
    Feb 2nd, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202503940

    Where is the backlash?

     

    Critics have been supporting some films leading up to the Oscars. They are so called critics darlings. Critics like them, wrote about them and gave awards to them. However, critics like them does not mean they will win the Oscars.

     

    Oscars are not voted by critics. Oscars are voted by actors, screenwriters, directors, cinematographers, film editors and so on. Unlike critics, they don’t write about movies, they make movies. They don’t care about what critics say. They vote as movie makers, not critics. Therefore, there is no backlash.

     

    Critics are only relevant up to the pre-Oscar season. They are irrelevant in the Oscar season. The Oscar season is about the movie makers.

     

    Critics care about political correctness because they make money with it. Movie makers hate political correctness because it limits the movies they can make. Critics and movie makers are bound to crash because they hold opposite views on political correctness.

     

    The jobs of the critics and the movie makers are just different.

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 8 posts - 436 through 443 (of 443 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Similar Topics
Chris B... - Apr 20, 2021
Movies
Tom O'Neil - Apr 20, 2021
Movies
Chris B... - Apr 20, 2021
Movies