This has been on our radar for a long time but my youngest son just can't handle it if animals die and we've been afraid that might happen in this movie.If you're looking for a good "family film" (fair warning, there are a few f-words) that's a bit above and beyond the typical, here's a good choice.
Frances McDormand disappears into her role as Fern, a recent sixtysomething widow who loses her job when the local gypsum plant closes, killing her town as well. She takes to the road, living in and out of her customized van, traveling from town to town and taking jobs as a seasonal laborer. Many of the people she meets along the way are also van dwellers playing slightly fictionalized versions of themselves. The director, Chloe Zhao, has a keen eye for the landscapes of the American West, and McDormand’s performance is a study in listening, rather than talking; she acts with her expressions and hidden experiences of pain and loss. Miraculously, her story never devolves into a morose slug. Rather, her introspective journeys point to a fulfilling life over which she’s always in control. You can, and most definitely should, see this, now streaming on Hulu.Nomadland hits theaters and is up on Hulu today. Sure to be nominated for multiple Oscars, this is supposed to be fantastic. I'm really looking forward to it.
That seems to be the general consensus from other I've read that have seen it as well.We saw Raya tonight. A solid Disney animation entry. The plot was not exactly surprising, but it held together well, had both tender and funny moments, and was spectacularly “drawn”.
Try popping it in 1/2 flavorless oil and 1/2 ghee, about 1/4c of each per 1/2 c kernels. Then topping it with Trader Joe’s Everything But the Elote seasoning. Plus some cayenne. You’re welcome.and stovetop popcorn tastes better too.