nomadland review new

“I’m not homeless. I’m houseless.” So says Fern (Frances McDormand), the nomad at the center of Chloé Zhao‘s achingly beautiful Nomadland. Fern lives in her van now, but once, she was a resident of Empire, Nevada – a town that simply ceased to exist when its main economical source, a gypsum plant, shuttered. Now Fern drifts about, doing seasonal work for Amazon and seemingly always on the move. Always searching. For what? Home? Not exactly. Really, she’s in search of America.

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nomadland trailer

Less than four years after the breakout success of The RiderChloé Zhao is already one of the biggest names in Hollywood. The Beijing-born director is working on Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated blockbuster Eternals, but before that, she has another indie arthouse film set to sweep the film festival circuit this year. Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand, is Zhao’s anticipated follow-up to The Rider, another melancholic Western that stars the Oscar winner as a wandering nomad in the contemporary American West. Watch the Nomadland trailer below.

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king's man release date

Disney did a little housekeeping today, announcing a few new dates for certain films while also tinkering with some titles. The King’s Man, a Kingsman prequel that’s already been delayed several times, has been delayed yet again. Nomadland now has an official release date. And Marvel’s The Eternals took some advice from Facebook and dropped the “the.”

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new york film festival 2020 main slate

The 2020 New York Film Festival has announced the 25 films that will make up the main slate of its fall festival. The New York City-based festival, which usually kicks off in the last week of September, is expanding its dates in order to accommodate drive-in screenings, starting a week earlier on September 17. Opening the festival will be new movies from Steve McQueen and Chloé Zhao, while Azazel Jacobs’s French Exit has been chosen to close the festival.

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