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In Reply to: RE: I don't get Nomadland posted by RGA on April 13, 2021 at 21:52:39
I saw it almost the same way, except that I felt little bit for the characters. They all seemed to believe in that dream that they are in a quest for adventure and the beauty of nature, maybe unrealistically so. They seemed in denial of the harsh realities of living on the road. Maybe for some of them, this is their last chance to see the wonders of nature with the meager assets they have; some sort of a last chance desperate grab at a dream.
I suppose that is a way to look at it but I recall my parents in a fifth wheel traveling across the US. I just don't think it's movie-worthy let alone best-picture-worthy.
The reviewers rave about the cinematography but I did;t think it was particularly memorable either.
So far I'd probably pick Judas and the Black Messiah or Promising Young Woman.
The latter is a revenge story of sorts and Carey Mulligan was so good in The Dig that as a combined performance I'd like to see her win - she won't.
Judas and the Black Messiah has weird editing issues although it was solid.
Mank is okay - mediocre
Trial of the Chicago 7 seems more like a TV movie and bettered by almost any episode of the West Wing.
They all just seem, as maher points out" It used to be "Look what good movies we make," but now it's "look what good people we are"
forget this is the wealthiest, by far, society. Since his rant didn't mention films he enjoyed in years past, it's just another angry guy. That said, American filmmaking in general has suffered for years: budgets are blown on blockbusters that people continue to find fascinating--- through 10 sequels/prequels--- as the characters become less real and the FX becomes more and more dominant.
I guess Maher should stick to blockbusters...
He said he didn't want Godzilla vs Kong either. Maybe you missed the point on this one?
He lambasted Hollywood in the video.
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