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Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
The lion’s share of the time there is at least one difference between the Best Director Oscar and DGA Award nominee lineups. In only five of the 70 years of the DGA Awards have the Guild nominations exactly mirrored their Academy Award counterparts.
This time around Paul Thomas Anderson...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
Welcome to the most unwelcoming gift shop you’ve ever seen. It’s not overtly so. And it’s not a pivotal but rather a briefly seen setting in writer/director Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight). But that’s what makes it all the more intriguing...
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
In "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" or anywhere else, Frances McDormand means business.
In Martin McDonaugh's new film, McDormand plays a woman, Mildred Hayes, consumed with rage because the rape and murder of her teenage daughter has gone unsolved after a year. She embarks on...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Frances McDormand's face is one of the first things you see in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," and it's impossible not to be struck by its pure decency.
Perhaps it's a result of all the other roles we've seen this uniquely fearless actress play, on stage and...
Monday, Sep. 4, 2017
In a year of strong women on screen, Frances McDormand plays one of the strongest: a bereaved mother who resorts to drastic action to bring her daughter's killer to justice in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
It's a slight surprise to learn she drew inspiration from John Wayne...