A major discovery. Streaming right now on the criterion channel (!!). Go watch this immediately. Need some time to digest. This transfer is incredible. The location shooting sets the tone of desolate, empty diminishing spaces unlike any part of London I’ve seen on screen before. This takes place in South London to be precise.
This was messy. Just did not connect with this at all. Certain scenes were quite enjoyable, but not structured well enough as a whole to add up. McDonagh’s style worked well in “In Bruges” and to a certain extent in “Seven Psychopaths” but they worked well because of the fictional world that he created. “Three Billboards” feels too much set in our world and yet he continued to play by his rules. That felt like a cheat, therefore showing the…