Nomadland ★★★★½

It’s hard to fault anyone for making this Best Picture. You’ll weave a tapestry of emotions by the end of this film, and you’ll still be trying to make sense of why Fern keeps on going the way she does. It’s beautifully shot and masterfully performed, but Frances McDormand never comes across as anything other than her salt-of-the-earth character. She’s a loner and a traveler, but she’s never reclusive or unfriendly. She suffered tremendous losses, but she never turns bitter. She never wants to stick around, but she possesses compassion that never runs out. It’s an incredibly thoughtful film — one that will stick with you for a while.