Film No. 9 (2018) January 27th. 4:30 PM Greater Union Event Cinema, Innaloo.
"You know, if you hadn't stopped coming to church, you'd have a little more understanding of people's feelings." (Father Montgomery visits Mildred's house to offer some advice after the artwork on the billboards is completed).
The Golden Globes (Best Drama) have already rewarded Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri(TBOEM) which is not to be sneezed at. Frances McDormond is tipped to win Best Lead in a Female role at The Oscars, so there is lots to like about this highly entertaining film. So why do I think it's a good film but not an award winning film? Martin McDonagh has a reputation for devising and directing sharp, clever, funny dialogue. In Bruges rates as a black comedy of epic proportions. TBOEM seems to want to be taken more seriously, or does it? An example being, bad guy Dixon (Sam Rothwell) changes his demeanour suddenly and far too conveniently, for this highly entertaining film to be taken as seriously as McDonagh would like. I think I expected more but got a bloody good film anyway. TBOEM won't disappoint. 9GUMS.