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 Post Posted: February 2nd, 2018, 10:51 pm 
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Went and saw Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri and Winchester this week, well, actually just got back from seeing Winchester. Both are AMAZING films.

Three Billboards stars Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson. It's about a woman whose daughter is murdered (before the events of the film) and she gets fed up with the police because she believes they're dragging their feet in the investigation. It has some good lessons in there about the kinds of mistakes one can make when a person believes they are right.

Winchester is a suspense/thriller with a bit of horror in it. It's PG-13 that tells you about where the horror level is. The amount of suspense is limited though. Don't get me wrong, it was fantastically written and the acting is marvelous. The suspense is tempered by the gnawing fact that movies tend to work out for the best in the end, very few don't. This film never really manages to cut that thread. Which I suppose has its advantages in that you really don't know how things will turn out until the end.

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 Post Posted: February 3rd, 2018, 10:35 pm 
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My wife and I also watched 3 Billboards, Enjoyed the film.


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 Post Posted: February 8th, 2018, 8:20 pm 
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I changed the title of this thread. Saw another movie last night and it was fantastic. Figured I'd keep them all in one topic here rather than creating a new post for every film I see 'cause there'd be hundreds of new topics every year just for this.

Anywho... or Annie Hu if she's Chinese... I went and saw Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman as Great Britain's First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir Winston Churchill. This is not really a plot driven film by any means at all. There's hardly any real conflict because this film is intended to be true to historical events and the people. It's a wonderful character driven film. I do not know too much about Winston Churchill myself, aside from his amazing quotes (a few of which are in the film), but my uncle is steeped in World War II History. He's got a library of over a thousand books on World War II and all the figures, particularly the European Theater. Not only has he read each of those books but he's written papers and has study notes on practically all of them. Especially Winston Churchill. That said, my uncle believes this film is as close to being historically accurate as can be without someone going back in time and filming it as it happened. So I decided I wanted to see it and I am certainly glad I did. This film has been nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Picture 2017. Three Billboards (in my first post) has also been nominated for Best Picture 2017.

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Saw Small Town Crime last night. It's not in theaters any more, at least I don't think it is. I've never heard of any of the cast members, but they all gave some great performances. It's about an alcoholic ex-police officer who comes across a murder victim and basically takes up the case as a private investigator. It turns out he's bitten off more than he can chew. If you want to watch this one it's streaming for free at:

http://123movie.mn/search-movies/Small+Town+Crime.html

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