I threw up a little.
Its the cheap (in terms of screenwriting), poorly-casted (except for Jodi Comer), and longer version of Rashomon. The duel was well-choreographed, and the production design looks expensive but that's about it. Is it worth the watch? Probably, if you want to keep tabs on the latest films, but besides that not really.
Quick story before my thoughts on the film.
I have a childhood friend who constantly brags on his social media about all the girls he brings home and what a “player” he is. Lately, he posted a Facebook story saying “Yes, I’m a playboy. But I have respect for women. That's why I can always take a NO” followed by the words “NoToRape," "AttractTheRightMen," and "Surround yourself with good guys.”
It’s these stupid fucking microaggressions that make movies…
“I'm not homeless, I'm just houseless."
Nomadland is an intimate portrait of the times, and I promise you that there is greatness in Chloe Zhao’s filmmaking. Her technical prowess is able to capture a gorgeous dreamlike landscape in the unconventional life of Fern. The way that the film is stunningly beautiful but still captures the grim and dirt underneath its fingernails is a staple in Zhao’s expertise. There is irony in the fact that you can find peace in a…