All the hype, Woody Harrelson!, Frances Mcdormand!, I wanted to see this movie and give it a shot… but considering the subject matter I was concerned that it would be filled with gratuitous violence. What I appreciated most about this movie was that even though it centred around a horrific crime, they never re-enacted that crime. No flashbacks, no pictures. You just live in the space the Mother is left with as she tries endlessly to get the crime solved. Heavy but excellent.
Carrie (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)
Tempers flare in a small American town after a woman posts a series of billboards accusing the police of negligence. It’s been seven months and they’ve failed to find any leads in her daughter’s murder case. The woman’s rabble-rousing exposes the town’s anger issues, biases, and limitations, but also their humanity. Filled with Oscar-winning performances, this remarkable story of reconciliation will make you squirm, occasionally chuckle and, above all, get you talking.
Laura (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)