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Frances McDormand isn't explaining herself in an exclusive clip from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

One of the pleasures of Martin McDonaugh’s new drama, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, is getting to see Frances McDormand spar with just about every other actor on screen. McDormand plays Mildred Hayes, a bereaved mother waging war on the small-town police department that’s failed to solve her daughter’s…

The unpredictable Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri pits Frances McDormand against the world

On a lonely backstretch of road largely unused since the highway was built, a message appears in big black letters, spread across three bright red canvases. “Raped While Dying,” the first reads. “And Still No Arrests?” goes the second. And finally: “How Come, Chief Willoughby?” This is the doing of one Mildred Hayes…

It’s Thor versus the Justice League, plus 21 other movies coming this November

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every

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Elisabeth Moss asks a tough question in this exclusive clip from Cannes winner The Square

Comedies almost never win Cannes; the rationale, one must assume, is they aren’t “serious” enough for the most prestigious film prize in the world. That makes this year’s Palme D’Or winner, The Square, a welcome anomaly. Like writer-director Ruben Östlund’s last movie, Force Majeure, it’s a hilarious savaging of male…

Weekend Box Office: It’s Madea’s world, we’re all just getting slapped upside the head in it

Eight films in (11 if you count cameos and an animated movie from a couple years ago), the Madea series is still slapping the competition upside its foolish, back-talking head. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, a hastily conceived sequel to last year’s seasonally (un)scary variation, topped the box office with a…