Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri #ConTENders 2017

Can Martin McDonagh do no wrong? Or maybe the better question is can Frances McDormand do no wrong? I went into Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri knowing practically nothing. I knew that Frances McDormand had been getting a lot of Oscar buzz, that this film was directed by Martin McDonagh, and that three billboards may be involved (hey, to be fair many indie films don’t necessarily evoke their titles).

And I wasn’t let down. What I know now after coming out of the film is that Frances will most certainly win her category at this year’s Oscars, Sam Rockwell will win for Best Supporting Actor,¬†and a two-hour film can transcend its runtime and stay in your mind for days.

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Get Out #ConTENders 2017

Rarely, does a horror film have so much to say, and then utter it in the most eloquent prose possible. Get Out is truly a one-of-a-kind thriller in its subject matter, its subtext, and its resonance. And that is why it is one of my #ConTENders for the Top Ten List of 2017.

 

“Written and Directed by famed comedian and sketch comedy guru, Jordan Peele” is a sentence one would expect when discussing the likes of Keanu (or a potential sequel), but not a horror film. Yet, Jordan manages to break tired ground and till it until the seeds of evil are ready to be sown.

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