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 Nomadland 

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 Nomadland 
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Nomadland is a 2020 American drama film directed by Chloé Zhao, who also wrote, edited, and co-produced. It stars Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Charlene Swankie, and Bob Wells. The film is based on the 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder, and follows a woman who leaves her small town to travel around the American Midwest.

The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 11, 2020, where it received widespread critical acclaim and won the Golden Lion. It is scheduled to be released on December 4, 2020, by Searchlight Pictures.


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Certain scenes are absolutely hypnotic, particularly the lived-in sequences with McDormand and her neighbors that feature crackling dialogue. The cinematography is also gorgeous. The film feels a bit pedestrian in terms of narrative and isn't anything we haven't seen before, but it's definitely a transfixing experience. Not sure it's McDormand's best but she's very good here. B+


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http://www.worldofkj.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=87244


Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:30 pm
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Merging threads. Dil can use this one instead


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I can understand why this movie is getting praise but like cory I felt most of the movie is very pedestrian and fails to leave a mark. Yes there are scenes specially with people leaving when its heartbreaking but it does not carry emotions with the central character to leave its mark. The backdrops are amazing as well and the interactions are always meaningful which is also why you feel when these side characters leave. I loved McDormand and I think she should be good for award nominations (but Mulligan deserves it this year).

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I really enjoyed this and its not my usual kind of movie, but Frances McDormand's fantastic perfromance kept me enagaged, especially in her scenes with David Strathairn. There are some really gorgeous visuals aswell, but its not exactly something that you haven't seen before and I doubt I would ever re-watch it.

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I very much respect everything this movie did well. The gritty realness of the world building, a moving score, Frances McDormand and most of all the breathtaking scenary she encounters along the way (especially dem tracking shots.) Did my interest in the story fade and return a hundred different times? Yeah, it's a movie that is easily distracted from. Sometimes it is even outright boring. Overall a very solid watch though.

B+ - which is great in a nutshell, though a little disapointing for what is considered the best picture favorite. Still way better than its supposed competition this year; Suckago 7 and Mehnk.

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I'm going to go see this in a theater Sunday. I'm not excited for it but I feel like the cinematography will be worth seeing it on the big screen. I'm also worried if I watch it at home I'll be way too distracted and find myself pausing it. I'd rather see it in a theater without distractions.


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A very nice film. I did not expect to like it as much as I did. I do think it helped big time seeing this in a theater. The cinematography is beautiful so it was worth it for that alone. But it really did allow for me to get more involved in the story than I likely would have been otherwise. McDormand is great as usual. I do feel she could give this performance in her sleep so I'm really not wanting her to get another Oscar for it but it would likely be in my top 5 leading female performances of the year.

Anyway I don't have too much to say about it. It's a nice slice of life movie. Not one I'll likely ever watch again but I very much enjoyed watching it once.

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I found this very good, on the one hand it feels simple, but it just makes effective use of score, cinematography and actors that it delivers something quite excellent. It tells an American story with a lot of authenticity and it stands out as one of the more beautiful films of the year that way for me.

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Easily going to become the most forgettable BP winner since The Artist.

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Agreed lol I mean it was decent but hardly anything worth winning BP over.


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The Artist > Birdman, Moonlight, Green Book, The Shape of Water, The King’s Speech and Nomadland.

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One good thing about Nomadland winning is that atleast its unique and defined on its own merits rather than just being a film that reminds the voters of movies they liked when they were younger.

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Flava'd vs The World wrote:
The Artist > Birdman, Moonlight, Green Book, The Shape of Water, The King’s Speech and Nomadland.


Imagine it's still forgetful lol


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Magnus wrote:
Easily going to become the most forgettable BP winner since The Artist.


are you aware green book and the shape of water exist

1. Parasite
2. Spotlight
3. Nomadland
4. Moonlight
5. 12 Years a Slave
6. Argo
7. Birdman
8. The Artist
9. Green Book
10. The Shape of Water

YMMV


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im not talking about quality of the film; Green Book is easily the worst BP winner since Crash and one of the worst ever.

But Green Book had more relevance as a mediocre film than Nomadland will have as a good film. hell, its been a day and no one even gives a shit it won since they're just talking about the clusterfuck of the ending.

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Libs wrote:
Magnus wrote:
Easily going to become the most forgettable BP winner since The Artist.


are you aware green book and the shape of water exist

1. Parasite
2. Spotlight
3. Nomadland
4. Moonlight
5. 12 Years a Slave
6. Argo
7. Birdman
8. The Artist
9. Green Book
10. The Shape of Water

YMMV
Parasite, Argo and half of The Shape of Water (had to turn it off cause I was bored) are the only ones on this list I have watched more than once. Pretty sad. Our KJ winners are always so much better. Probably won't ever watch Nomadland a second time, but again, I at least give it points for being different.

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I found this profoundly affecting. Such a transporting, meditative reflection on grief and the simple, messy, tragic yet ineffable beauty of life. I was a leaky, snotty faucet of emotion for a lot of this, even some of the scenic shots + piano music had me crying.

Second favorite movie of the year for me after Soul. And I maintain that the best way to see a movie is having had no exposure to trailers / reviews beforehand. I was not expecting this movie to hit me like it did.

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Since we don’t have a thread for it I will post my review for The Rider here.

It’s a huge bummer.


B- for the authenticity, intimacy and cinematography though. I may not love Chloe’s depressing stories but her style is undeniable.

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