i'm reminded of a couple of review quotes that have been attached to Minari posters and advertising during this awards cycle, with the film portraying the "american dream". it's difficult not to reminisce on that idea while watching Nomadland - while feeling severely artificial in the former, Chloé Zhao's feature feels much more natural in its approach, with it being ever so accentuated through its cinematic style.
and yet, the film can at times drown itself with this portrayed lifestyle,…
it's as though the film actively wants to be a microcosm for immigrant families deep within the capitalistic setting of the United States, and while i find this admirable in its concept, the execution here leaves a lot to be desired and it becomes quite a mess in its intention.
quite a bit feels tactile in this particular depiction, providing a connection that i can identify with - yet there's also a good amount that's left up to artificial storytelling…
The duality of man and deity presented within the scopes of a new world realized to its primal developments. Man and superstition are inherently flawed in their systems, as portrayed within the first and second halves of the film. What happens when one is suddenly forced to start a civilization, with only a couple of individuals to usher it along? Fruitfulness, development, and chaos. The latter emphasized throughout by Andrzej Żuławski and his overall thesis regarding humanity. In this film,…