Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Awards season is heating up, and the Catholic Movie Guy Podcast continues apace.

This week, I again welcome Bo Bonner of The Uncommon Good on Iowa Catholic Radio to the show to discuss the 2017 Golden Globe Winner of Best Picture (Drama), Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri.

Written and directed by Martin McDonagh, it stars the great Frances McDormand as a small town mom trying to get big time justice/revenge.

The film is brutal, vulgar, touching, and beautiful – not for the fainthearted, but I liked it even more after the discussion with Bo. Enjoy!


As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar, Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA. Pic by Dixiekin(Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

Episode 7 – What’s on Netflix – Burn After Reading

Episode 7 – a slice of heaven (decidedly not)!

On this one, TheTimMan and I have no idea what to focus on, so we decide to discuss what’s on Netflix.  Fortunately, since we have genetic similarities, we discover that we both recently watched Burn After Reading.  A 2008 Coen Brothers’ film (notice a theme on this podcast?), it is a bawdy (article on bawdiness from a Catholic perspective, referenced on the podcast, at Crisis Magazine) but well-done riff on spy flicks and human vainglory.  Content not for everyone (see Kids In Mind  description and Steven Greydanus review at Decent Films).

But even if you don’t feel comfortable watching it, won’t you download and even listen to our bourbon-fueled meanderings?

Next week we tackle the best Christmas movies, whether the Brewmaster General likes it or not.


As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar ( CC BY-SA.

Photo by Andreas Tai (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.