CB Special: OscarNoms Reaction

During the announcement for the 90th Academy Award nominees, I was luckily preoccupied with a few work things, and wasn’t paying attention. Good thing too, because the wait, the anticipation and the nerves would have been torture. And the pressure to seek out one particular nomination was also lifted, because right when I logged onto Twitter, I saw what I most wanted to see.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Here is a shocking fact, prior to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri I hadn’t seen any of Martin McDonagh movies. That’s right, I had not seen Seven Psychopaths (now I have!), and In Bruges (still haven’t but it’s high on my watchlist), and I’m very embarrassed by this. Though, I feel like jumping into Three Billboards (I’ll refer to it as such from now on because man what a mouthful of a title!) blind and unaware was the best kind of way to experience this black comedy and its even darker theme.

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Burn After Reading (2008)

Burn After Reading

I have no idea why I hadn’t seen Burn After Reading before today but I’m guessing I was just stupid. Don’t worry, I’m currently metaphorically banging my head against the table whilst thinking that it took me 5 years to see this entertaining and yet serious comedy that is light years away from the previous “funny” experience I had with Identity Thief. There’s a small chance that yesterdays horror as well as Brad Pitt’s astonishing performance lead to today’s high rating but then again, Burn After Reading is delightful on its own and yet another hit for the Coen brothers.

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