Film review: ‘THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri from In Bruges writer/ director Martin McDonagh is a southern-fried story of grief, vengeance and redemption that takes a seemingly familiar tale and adds layers, textures and plot twists for a potent, moving and at times shocking drama. In a guaranteed Oscar-buzz performance, Frances McDormand plays a grieving mother Mildred Hayes who’s daughter was brutally

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Film review: GIFTED, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Gifted is an unashamed tear-jerker but a surprisingly effective one. It falls into the vulnerable kid genius sub-genre along with films like Little Man Tate although, refreshingly, the wunderkind here is a little girl. Mary (McKenna Grace) is a seven-year-old orphan who has lived with her mechanic uncle Frank (Captain America’s Chris Evans) since her mathematician mother’s death. Home-schooled for

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