Nomadland

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Frances McDormand’s 10 best performances – ranked!
Shortly to be seen on our screens in Women Talking, the actor is enjoying a fruitful – and Oscar-hauling – career third act, creating work that is empathic, political, and often doesn’t look like acting at all

Andrew Pulver

26, Jan, 2023 @12:18 PM

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And the 2021 Braddies go to … Peter Bradshaw’s film picks of the year
From Petite Maman to The Father to The Lost Daughter, our critic lists his top films of 2021 – and surveys the year in cinema. Have your say in the comments

Peter Bradshaw

16, Dec, 2021 @6:36 PM

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The 50 best films of 2021 in the UK, No 5: Nomadland
Fully deserving of her Oscar, Frances McDormand is on career-defining form in Chloé Zhao’s soulful docu-fiction on America’s dispossessed

Benjamin Lee

13, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The best films of 2021 so far
Chloé Zhao hits the road, Carey Mulligan takes her revenge and Emma Stone refashions Cruella in the pick of this year’s films

Andrew Pulver

15, Jun, 2021 @8:52 AM

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‘I was sleeping in laybys’: the people who have spent the pandemic living in vans
For some, living in a van is their culture or a symbol of resistance. But for many others it is the only possible response to our growing housing crisis – and proposed legislation could make life much harder for them

Simon Hattenstone and Daniel Lavelle

25, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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From Black Widow to unseen Beatles footage: what films to see as cinemas reopen
The dazzling Nomadland leads the way with a medieval thriller, a Ben Wheatley chiller and Emma Stone’s Cruella hot on its heels

Peter Bradshaw

16, May, 2021 @3:30 PM

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Nomadland review – Chloe Zhao’s triumphant ode to community
Zhao’s triple Oscar winner, inspired by the ‘new nomads’ of recession-hit America, eschews conflict in favour of quiet humanity

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

02, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Nomadland review – Frances McDormand delivers the performance of her career
McDormand plays a boomer forced out of her home and on to the road in Chloé Zhao’s inspired docu-fiction

Peter Bradshaw

30, Apr, 2021 @7:37 AM

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Nomadland: is ‘structured reality’ cinema an exciting new trend, or simply fake news?
The Oscar-nominated movie – along with Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets – is the latest film to play with the truth

Steve Rose

28, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Oscars ratings down 58% to new record low
Early numbers suggest ceremony, which saw Nomadland triumph, watched by 9.85 million Americans, down from 23.6 million in 2020

Benjamin Lee

26, Apr, 2021 @6:10 PM

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Oscars 2021 winners: the full list
From Nomadland to Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, all the winners at the 93rd Academy Awards

Guardian film

26, Apr, 2021 @9:58 AM

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Oscars 2021 live: Nomadland wins best picture – as it happened
At the 93rd Academy Awards, Anthony Hopkins wins best actor, Frances McDormand wins best actress – and Glenn Close does ‘da butt’

Stuart Heritage, Hannah Marriott and Morwenna Ferrier

26, Apr, 2021 @6:07 AM

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