EliteXMovies’s review published on Letterboxd:
You won't find something big with Nomadland, it's just a simple and moving story about a modern-day Nomad and the people he met along the way.
There's this one thing about Nomadland that I find smart and interesting, it's the fact that it is shot in a documentary or reality series style. It's very smart considering the main focus of the film is about modern-day nomad, Fern, and her adventures, from the things she do, and the people she met along the way.
Frances McDormand, had no shouts or cries on the film, it's just her facial expressions, which she was remarkable on and it is worth the praise. The supporting performances are very realistic because as I said, it is shot in a documentary style, Chloe Zhao, I know you are a big art and I'm gonna say, you are amazing!
So now that I've already mentioned, Zhao, I'm just gonna say that her future projects are something to look after. With The Eternals, which is one of my most anticipated movies, I am expecting Zhao to do a great job, as long as she won't get overshadowed by blockbusters, she will definitely be one great director. I mean for the next year or two, she's already a BIG WINNER, The Eternals, it's a Marvel film, expect it to be a winner in the box office, and right now, Nomadland, it has won a lot of awards, and will surely win more.
The technicals, it is amazing as well, the film's editing, brilliant, greatly paced, the cinematography is surely one of the best of the year, as I have said in past reviews, if the scenery of the film is great, surely the cinematography is amazing. But for me, the score is the icing on the cake, especially on the second half of the film, which just had a brilliant score from Ludovico Einaudi.
With that said, Nomadland is definitely one of the best films of the year, eithet you put it 2020 or 2021, and I'm very much happy that this is my first film of 2021.