Nomadland Been wanting to watch this in an actual theatre for a while but took ages for it to come here, but streaming finally became available. There's a relaxing meditative vibe here and the movie is as paced as gentle, cruisey and easy going. It's also really well shot, capturing some authentic rural Americana, kinda takes me back when I toured US. Impressive especially when Nomadland is running dual narratives, both very simple. The earnest affection of roamers, wanderers, nomads, vagabonds, call them what you will, and their life on the road, whilst also a character study of Fern (Frances McDormand). It's almost quasi documentary that doesn't condescend Fern or the nomads. Not much else really. That said, the movie's tenderness doesn't reveal much of the undercurrents that bother me. Fern's situation isn't exactly pleasing and because she ends where she wants to be, the expected human anger against what lead to her situation is oddly absent. The portrayal of Amazon Fulfillment seems more like a glorified product placement, rather different than their actual labour practices. Basically it's an 'everything works out well in the end' wrap up that feels odd. Minor quibble though. It's a sweet, intimate and enjoyable film, albeit a little romanticised.