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From Barack Obama to a tale of maternal grief: the films to see in January

The best new films to see at the start of 2018

By Francine Stock   January 2018

Frances McDormand as "Mildred Hayes" in THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. Photo by Merrick Morton, courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

Released on 12th January

In this wide-open award season, I’d wager that Frances McDormand (below) will get nominated for this tale of maternal grief in a small town. She plays Mildred, whose daughter was murdered months earlier and the perpetrator still unknown. Mildred takes her complaint against the police public on large billboards. Writer/director Martin McDonagh spins his strong cast (Woody Harrelson and Sam…

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