Deeply emotional and darkly humorous, Three Billboards is a messy drama, designed for one to feel before thinking. It is a dark script, and the humor within makes one question whether they should find it funny or be deeply disturbed. Set in the fictional town of Ebbing, Missouri, Three Billboards focuses on a white, blue collar community in the deep south.
High school students are possibly the most commonly stereotyped age group, and the tropes are not at all original. "Lady Bird," directed by Greta Gerwig and up for Best Picture at the Academy Awards on Sunday, encompasses many of these cliches, ranging from rehearsals for the after-school musical to awkward teen sex, to crushing on a boy in a rock band. However, it manages to do so in a way that feels veritable and not stilted or over-exaggerated.
Walt Disney Animation Studios, famously known for its animated princess movies such as “The Princess in the Frog,” “Cinderella,” and “Brave,” recently came out with yet another inspiring princess movie titled “Moana.” With a beautiful message about female empowerment and cultural appreciation, Disney finally perfected an inspiring princess movie for not only young girls but people of all ages and cultures.