Excerpt: There is great beauty in the wide, open spaces Fern ranges around in…but there is also a melancholy quality to this lifestyle – Fern is always…watching someone leaving… settles into your bones like a great piece of American literature.
Excerpt: Come on down for a gen-u-ine American dystopia at the crossroads of end-of-empire and late-stage capitalism. Chloé Zhao’s outsider’s eye is hugely sympathetic but unhindered by knee-jerk patriotism.
Excerpt: A departure from the road most traveled, Chloé Zhao’s journey into the American Heartland offers a glimpse of the country’s dejected finding renewed purpose, freely roaming like the buffalo before them. Frances McDormand is as good as she’s ever been and is handsomely framed by awing naturalistic cinematography and humanist direction.
Excerpt: The film might be a nod to Freedom and shedding the encumbrance of worldly responsibility, but the ironically self-obsessed film, devoid of the connections and passions to relationships and purpose, leaves me unimpressed.
Excerpt: Director Chloé Zhao’s inspired blurring of truth and fiction in her newest film Nomadland reveals an emotional truth about the American spirit that is more profound than even the most probing documentary could capture. Her movie is a quiet triumph, the best of last year.