Nomadland

Nomadland ★★★★½

I pretty much feel exactly the same way about this as I did back in March, which is undoubtedly just as positive! I still don't really love the casting of Frances McDormand and stand by my thoughts that an unknown actor similar to Brady Jandreau in The Rider would've been just as, if not more effective. Like I said in my initial review, McDormand is definitely brilliant as Fern, though I unfortunately still have that disconnect between character and real life person.

But pretty much everything else I really do feel so strongly about still. I love the cinematography, the direction from Zhao is impeccable, the pacing is great and elevates that flowy narrative structure. All of the supporting nomad characters are fantastic and the heart of the movie remains so effective and so powerful that it pulled the same emotional reaction from me as it did the first time. And at the end of the day that's what I remember most from Nomadland and it's what makes the film for me.

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