For as far as we have come as a society, discriminations of all kinds still greatly exist everywhere. Women experience unequal treatment in almost every field, with Hollywood and the film industry continually superseding the rest. The female to male ratio in regards to directing, writing, producing, editing, etc., tips the scale more favorably in the male direction, with female directors comprising of about thirteen percent in Hollywood. The topic of why this perpetuates in the industry is just one of many tackled issues within the new documentary titled, HALF THE PICTURE.
Written and directed by Martin McDonagh, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE OF EBBING, MISSOURI weaves a complex and gritty tapestry of emotion through black comedy and thought-provoking situations. After the horrific death of her teenage daughter, fed up and grieving Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) starts a war with the local police force due to their inability to catch the killer. While renting out three decrepit billboards and creating slogans that single out the chief of police (Woody Harrelson), a chain of events set off within the town, causing an uproar fueled by mixed emotions and heated scenarios.
While revolving their life around consumerism and big spending, an unknown American family of four commits fraud due to the piles of credit card debt they've created. This is all depicted in director Dean Fleischer-Camp's new conceptual, documentary titled, FRAUD, and shows how utterly nonchalant this family is towards their own actions.
With the beginning of 2017 bearing new movie arrivals for the year, I am excited to say that I have already had the opportunity of viewing a fair amount. Every film that's come out of the woodwork has been unique, with each one differing in theme, approach, and technical proficiency. The most recent and interesting film viewed was the action/comedy GET THE GIRL.