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Frances McDormand

LFF 2020 – Nomadland (2020)

As a notable winner at this year's Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, Chloé Zhao's Nomadland is one of this year's highly anticipated films. Based on a 2017 non-fiction book by Jessica Bruder, the film stars Frances McDormand as Fern, a

Promised Land (2012)

Environmental drama Promised Land is a drama about fracking (or hydraulic fracturing, though that more formal term is never used in the film). I never knew I'd see that. Till recently, I didn't know what fracking was. I barely do now…

This Must Be the Place (2011)

Avenging the father This Must Be the Place is the first film made outside Italy by the director Paolo Sorrentino, whose work is droll and stylized. His films tend to unroll in a series of vividly realized set pieces, and this one is…