Film Preview: Nomadland (2020)

Film Poster

Page Revisions:

(September 20, 2020) Original
(December 20, 2020) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#2)
(February 14, 2021) New Trailer (#3) — New Posters (#3-#9)

Release Date:

December 4, 2020


From IMDb: “Follows a woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.”

Poster Rating: C- / C / C- / B+ / C- (4) / C

Review: (#1) While the simple effort does have thematic relevance. The lack of background detail and excessively vacant space makes for a forgettable design.

(#2) Simple, yet modestly evocative, but ultimately uninspiring.

(#3) Another design that highlights the film’s extensive outdoor nature photography with a few people in it. (#4) A highly detailed and compelling design that gives the viewer plenty to look at and decode in a poster that looks like those travel games and magazines for kids back in the 1980s and earlier. (#5-#8) This series of designs are dull with blank white backgrounds and cheaply-made and -combined license plates. (#9) This brings all those license plates together in a mosaic that isn’t nearly as intriguing as it should be.

Trailer Rating: C+ / B / B-

Review: (#1) The trailer doesn’t go anywhere. It shows off one long tracking shot of our central figure walking aimlessly through what appears to be either a hippy enclave or a homeless camp. Altogether, the whole doesn’t present a very compelling picture.

(#2) A plot finally emerges in this acclaimed indie film and certainly makes a case for why audiences should care. Whether or not they get on board with the dusty look of the film remains to be seen.

(#3) XXXX

Oscar Prospects:

With outstanding word out of Toronto, the film has managed to find itself in the hunt for several Oscar nominations. Is the Academy ready to give McDormand a third Oscar, though? I doubt it since her second win was so recent.

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