Last night saw our first Unlimited screening of 2018: critically adored black comedy drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Written and directed by In Bruges filmmaker Martin McDonagh the movie is a shocking, funny, troubling and moving account of the fine line between justice and vengeance. Frances McDormand stars as bereaved mother Mildred Hayes who, in her quest to track down her daughter's killer, resorts to antagonising the local police force in order to attain results.
Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, Caleb Landry Jones and John Hawkes round out the cast of a movie that's already been acclaimed as one of the best of 2017 by many critics. However, we wanted to know what you Unlimited members made of it. We'll kick off with Cheltenham Cinematic who lavish the movie with five stars.
#ThreeBillboards #UnlimitedScreening… that was such a rollercoaster between laughter & disaster, so many twists and turns with the messed up folks of the small town of Ebbing, Missouri. Fantastic performances from the whole cast. Definitely 5* all the way!— Cheltenham Cinematic (@CheltCinematic) January 2, 2018
Meanwhile Alan praises the efforts of the ensemble cast, all of whom add up to a memorable portrait of rural American life.
Some stunning performances in a cracking film. Very dark, funny, sad and kind of uplifting too. Highly recommended. #threebillboards— Alan Smith (@luckyal65) January 2, 2018
As far as Jennifer is concerned McDonagh's movie has already set a formidably high bar for the rest of 2018's movies.
Amazing!! Wasn't planning on seeing it originally but as it was an unlimited screening thought I might as well. I can already tell it will be one of my favourite films of 2018! #CineworldUnlimited— Jennifer May (@JenjenMay) January 2, 2018
Carrot Relish raves about McDormand's powerful performance, calling it a career best.
And the Oscar goes to...! An exceptional dramedy with honest storytelling and a a script that brings out the most human of performances. Frances Mcdormand with the performance of a lifetime— Carrot Relish (@ChrisTreloar) January 2, 2018
Tim goes one further, and is tipping the actress for potential Oscar consideration.
Absolutely bloody brilliant, straight into my films of the year list and repeat viewing list. Frances Mcdermond, just got herself a nomination I reckon?— Tim O'Leary (@greatgigtim) January 2, 2018
Jamie says that in McDonagh's usual style, the movie does a terrific job juggling disparate tones and continually taking us by surprise.
Really enjoyed it, tone similar to ‘Manchester By The Sea’, tragic circumstances yet dark humour & stellar performances. Even minor characters have scene stealing, really funny lines. McDormand deserves an Oscar, Sam Rockwell is as incredible as ever.— Jamie Watts (@wattsy136) January 2, 2018
And finally, Gordon says the movie kicks off what is poised to be another fantastic year of Unlimited screenings.
Just home and couldn’t have wished for a better start to the cinema going Year. My first unlimited screening too Awesome cast and cracking wee movie. I may have seconds! Frances McDormand was superb #ThreeBillboards— Gordon Small (@flashg1983) January 2, 2018
Thanks everyone for your feedback. For anyone else who was at last night's screening, drop us a tweet @Cineworld and using #CineworldUnlimited, and don't forget to see Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri again when it's released on 12th January.
And your Unlimited screenings don't stop there. Coming up on 9th January is Downsizing, the latest witty satire from Sideways and The Descendants director Alexander Payne, starring Matt Damon in a story where miniaturising is the new norm.
Then on 15th January, Liam Neeson leaps back into action in The Commuter. This rail-based thriller reunites him with Unknown and Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra, as his character Michael is drawn into dangerous and gripping mind games aboard an imperilled commuter train.
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