'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.