Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 Wikipedia tells me McDormand was consciously channelling John Wayne's performance in Liberty Valance and Rockwell was channelling Lee Marvin's- which makes it a Western, I guess.

"Think of it as a Western" is what I'd say to those who criticise its lack of social realism. It isn't meant to be a dissection of the politics and manners of small town America; it's a morality tale- which is what Westerns commonly are. 

None of the reviews and comments I've read makes the point that seems obvious to me- that it's primarily a film about anger- so I'll make it here.
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