Martin McDonough's first film, this thirty minute short is darkly comedic, filled with colorful dialogue, and somehow wrangles a bit of poignancy out of its madness, but some of the story feels a little too manufactured with some character actions ringing a little false. Excitement over Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri inspired a watch.
"If there's any kind of magic in this world, it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something."
I'm not a talker. I'm too self-conscious, too timid, too introverted, preferring instead to convey my thoughts in writing, after I've given myself a proper amount of time to mull them over. Obviously this isn't logical when dealing with other human beings, we interact through our words, in the moment, through eye contact and hand gestures and dialogue. My inability…
"The world moves for love, it kneels before it in awe."
I know my credibility as a film fan, and possibly my sanity, may be called into question, but M. Night Shyamalan's masterpiece doesn't feature ghosts, superheroes, or aliens. It involves the things we shall not speak of (but really should, like religion, politics, etc.), good colors and bad colors, and, most importantly, an affecting love story wrapped up in a timely fable of post-9/11 fear-mongering. With a surprisingly deep…