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Three billboards

Jan 19, 2018

The (Italian) poster for Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri describes it as a black comedy. I'm not sure I would call it a comedy of any kind, even though it has lots of very funny moments. But then, I'm not sure what category I would put it in, if forced. "Quirky, damn funny, thought-provoking" isn't actually a thing, I don't think. But it could apply equally to In Bruges, also by Martin McDonagh, so maybe it is a thing after all. The entire cast plays brilliantly and it would be invidious to single out anyone in particular. Truly fine.

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I work as a freelance communicator. In essence, I see myself as a translator. I speak Science, and I speak English, and I work hard to make the two understand one another. Mostly, I like to help people tell their stories. I'm a biologist by training and by inclination, and my main joy is applying that to food and the agriculture and industries that supply it. I also have side interests in economics and many other things.