C_Roll’s review published on Letterboxd:
Rewatched ahead of the Oscars tomorrow night. It's not quite my favorite of 2020 (Minari gets the slight edge), but man, is this film ever a titanic feat of directing, editing, and true-to-life acting. It's such a brilliant portrait of a very specific portion of the American workforce, and a film that succeeds in making many damning observations about the social and economic inequities of this country simply by turning the camera on the people experiencing them. Just seeing the humanity on display and the ways in which the characters find beautiful little ways to display their dignity in the face of a society that has done its best to strip that dignity from them feels like an indictment of the systems that got them there.
Give Chloe Zhao the keys to Hollywood. She's more than earned the ability to do whatever she wants.