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NOMADLAND

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Janet's TAKE: Even though #Nomadland is a sad commentary on the effects of the recession in the last decade, it still brings an uplifting message of camaraderie, support and friendship for the nomadic lifestyle that exists in America today. Grade/A- Frances McDormand and David Strathairn expertly portray their characters alongside Chloé Zhao's portraiture-style direction that includes professional actors working with real people playing themselves and telling their stories. Directed and written for the screen by Chloé Zhao Starring Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May  Synopsis:  Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of

HERSELF movie review

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Janet's TAKE: Although this is an Irish film, #HerselfMovie is a universal, and compelling, drama of domestic abuse and survival. Strong performances led by Clare Dunne make this story all too believable. Grade/A- While the script is given over to several cliches, it is very encouraging to watch the determination and strength displayed by this woman as she starts over from the ground up.  Directed by Phyllida Lloyd Starring Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter, Conleth Hill Synopsis:  This is the story of young mother Sandra who escapes her abusive husband and fights back against a broken housing system. She sets out to build her own home and in the process rebuilds her life and re-discovers herself. -Amazon Prime Available in theaters and on Amazon Prime January 8, 2021 MPAA Rating: R for foul language, drug use, violence Running Time: 97 minutes