Nomadland ★★★

Watching this made me sad in a way I’m not sure how to articulate. I love Frances McDormand with all my heart and I think Chloé Zhao is a tremendously capable director, but I did not trust Nomadland while watching it. The subject matter is essential and I have so much empathy for these people, many of whom I recognize from growing up in the rural Midwest, but I really wish the movie afforded them the opportunity to speak on their own behalf.

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