Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri review — Hilarious and poignant black comedy

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a bleak black comedy that boasts some of the best performances and writing of any movie this year. "Raped while dying." "Still no arrests?" "How come, Chief Willoughby?" That is what is written on the titular billboards in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. And while it seems like a simple targeted…
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Stronger Movie Review — Jake Gyllenhaal shines in this bold and uplifting drama

Subverting genre tropes, Stronger is a humanist story about triumph over adversity with stellar performances by Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany. Jeff Bauman's story feels like one that Hollywood would consume into its "based on a true story" formula and spit out an emotionally manipulative story of triumph over adversity. Stronger is not one of those movies. That's because…
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It (2017) Movie Review — More thrilling than scary, but certainly entertaining

This 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's It doesn't deliver the scares that the source material promises, but it's creepy and entertaining. A key change was made from Stephen King's classic novel It for its 2017 film adaptation directed by Andy Muschietti. The film's timeline was moved from the 50s to 1988. That change brought some refreshing updates — raunchy…
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