On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.
Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson are at their best in this blistering pitch-black comedy from Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). McDormand stars as the foul-mouthed, tough-as-nails Mildred Hayes, a grieving mother whose frustration boils over when the local police allow her daughter’s murder case to go cold. She publicly shames the town’s revered sheriff, William Willoughby (Harrelson), with three disused billboards, a sequence of bright red reminders that justice has not been served. The move stokes the ire of Willoughby’s thuggish, bigoted deputy (Rockwell), and so begins a violent, vicious circle of anger and revenge. From there, Three Billboards hurtles along an unpredictable but hugely rewarding narrative arc, veering between riotous laughter and sobering drama throughout. Sharply scripted and wonderfully acted, it’s one of the most accomplished contenders in this year’s awards race.
Following his critically acclaimed fourth feature Force Majeure (2014), Ruben Östlund’s The Square, walked away with the coveted Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. This self-penned, art world satire stars Elisabeth Moss, Claes Bang and Dominic West. A poignant drama full of inventive set pieces and deadpan wit, The Square reflects the uncertain times we live in.
Christian (Bang) is a divorced but devoted father of two, and the respected curator of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm. He’s gearing up to launch their next show, ‘The Square’, a daring installation examining altruism and our duty to help others. The theft of his mobile phone is the catalyst for Christian’s progressive world view to run head-on into unsettling experience.
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Gratuity ‘Tip’ Tucci (Rihanna) is a canny teenager who managed to avoid capture when the world was conquered by an alien race known as the Boov. She accidentally befriends Oh (Parsons, The Big Bang Theory), a rascally young Boov outcast who has annoyed many of his Boov peers.
Having become firm friends, the pair set out on a fun, action-packed road trip which might well help to make the Boov-run planet a far better place.
Famed for such animated classics as ANTZ and SINBAD, director Tim Johnson applies cutting-edge visual technology to Adam Rex’s bestselling novel The True Meaning of Smekday, and adds star names such as Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez to what will surely be another digital blockbuster for DreamWorks.
This Pixar's computer-animated story evokes the classic fairy-tale formula of Disney's early hand-drawn gems. Set in the rugged, emerald wilds of the ancient Scottish Highlands, BRAVE follows a young princess named Merida as she challenges tradition and faces her destiny head on.
A skilled archer and a feisty free spirit, Merida is determined to break free from the patriarchal shackles of her father's kingdom, and causes a stir among the citizens when she participates in a long-established archery contest. Amidst the ensuing commotion she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman and is granted a wish that will plunge everyone she holds dear into danger. With a dark curse unleashed, Merida will have to muster all of her strength and courage to restore harmony to the land.
Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti (Dawson’s Creek, Brothers & Sisters), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, Love, Simon is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.