Toronto Film Festival 2017: 30 Movies We Can't Wait to See

From Oscar potentials to Lady Gaga and Grace Jones docs and a secret Louis C.K. movie, our must-see picks for the fest

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'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'
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TIFF30/30

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

A mother (Frances McDormand) is fed up with the lack of progress on the investigation of her daughter's murder. So she does what any indignant, righteous matriarch would do: She posts three large billboards – we'll let you determine the exact location, although y'know, see title – that accuse local law-enforcement of sleeping on the job. The police chief (Woody Harrelson) is naturally peeved, and soon, a bad situation gets worse. A lot worse. Irish playwright-turned-filmmaker Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) has a way of making obscene insults sing and coaxing great left-field performances out of actors. The idea of him paired with the take-no-shit Oscar-winning McDormand is enough to make your head spin.

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