Martin McDonagh and his brother have made some of the most popular films at Phoenix since 2009, but it was this funny and moving tale of a mother's search for justice that finished second in our staff vote.
Frances McDormand gives a mesmerising performance in Martin McDonagh’s critically lauded follow-up to Seven Psychopaths. It’s been seven months since the murder of Mildred Hayes’ daughter, yet the local police department have failed to find those responsible. Wracked by grief and frustrated by the lack of results, Mildred takes out ad space on three billboards accusing chief of police William Willoughby of ineptitude. When Willoughby’s impulsive deputy gets involved, things spiral violently out of control.
Dir: Martin McDonagh
Cast: Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell
USA 2017, 115mins