Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Hell hath no fury like Frances McDormand.

The undisputed queen of playing women who will snap you in two, physically or verbally, our national cinematic treasure claimed her second Oscar for this punch to the gut.

Darkly funny in places, but also deadly serious, it tells the tale of a woman who refuses to let her daughter’s unsolved rape and murder be forgotten.

Clashing with local cops, clashing with her ex-husband, clashing with everyone, period — tentative friend or hardened foe — Mildred Hayes is righteous rage personified.

This is McDormand in her wheelhouse, and man, does she ever deliver the goods.

 

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