Every so often, a film comes out that I viscerally hate with every fiber of my being. For 2017, it's Three Billboards, which manages to take Aristotle's story logic and use it to justify police brutality and turn it into a chance for a redemption arc. This film is mean-spirited at its very core, pouring vitriol into the wound that is the current state of America. And, geez, the dialogue is just not good. It's hard to believe that the same person wrote The Pillowman. This film is shallow, vapid, grotesque, and offensive all at once.
Carol is my favorite film of all time. But unlike Carol, and Brian Selznik’s other work and the film based on it , Hugo, which are both brilliantly rich, this film is cluttered and nonsensical. There’s too much to pack into two hours, but it feels long. The two stories are both beautiful in their own ways, but are too coincidental. When Carol and Therese first meet, it feels like destiny even though they are strangers. When this films protaginist…