Nomadland ★★★★½

An exquisite, emotionally rich and deeply humanistic meditation on the brittle concept of the American Dream, spearheaded by a typically captivating central performance by Frances McDormand. Director Chloé Zhao's beautifully nuanced approach to character and story, combined with a distinctive visual sensibility and evocative score make for a multi layered, immersive and thoroughly convincing film. The stark, alluring beauty of the Western U.S landscape is captured with startling effect by Cinematographer Joshua James Richards. The film's representation of marginalised people on the fringes of an American society thwarted by economic hardship and capitalistic constraints is superbly conveyed. Emotional but never sentimental, epic and intimate at the same time. Timely, powerful, wonderful filmmaking.