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‘Three Billboards’ is thrice good

I just saw “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” for the third time. I may see it again. I think it’s that good.

I’m not going to say it’s my all-time favorite. Filmmaking is not a sport. It’s an art. There doesn’t have to be a winner. Let’s just say it’s one of the best films I’ve ever seen.

The negative reaction to the film is because it exposes several inconvenient truths. These also happen to be the reasons I love it. They are:

• Police officers are often racist.

• Even racists can have redeeming qualities. Nobody is all black or all white.

• Grief can often be the result of guilt.

• Death with dignity is not the cowards way out.

Three times is not close to my record. I saw “Chicago” 12 times in a theater in Grand Junction.

Fred Malo Jr.


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