Ryan Davis’s review published on Letterboxd:
It’s a film of freedom through longing. Freedom in not trying to find a substitute for what is lost, but rather walking the breadth of the earth, tracing the ache in nature's beauty with no attempt to fix anything. In doing so it finds the lives and communities that form in these empty, open places.
Full review here: www.hardlythehottest.com/reviews/nomadland
“First, nothing can make up for the absence of someone whom we love, and it would be wrong to try and to find a substitute; we must simply hold out and see it through. That sounds very hard at first, but at the same time it is a great consolation, for the gap, as long as it remains unfilled, preserves the bonds between us. It is nonsense to say that God fills the gap; He doesn’t fill it, but on the contrary he keeps it empty and so helps us to keep alive our former communion with each other, even at the cost of pain.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer