Review: 'Nomadland,' an odyssey of America the beautiful and forsaken, starring Frances McDormand
Here’s a beaut. Writer-director Chloe Zhao’sfall festival hit, “Nomadland” offers a remarkable experience anytime but especially now, when it can be so weirdly difficult to recall life in America a few years ago. The economic straits depicted here, however, are like bulletins to the future. America today, in other words.Zhao’s third feature-length film already has become the queen of the traditional fall film festival circuit. That relay, from Telluride (Colorado) to Venice to Toronto to New York, has largely migrated online due to the pandemic. The exception is Venice, where “Nomadland” took ...
Ousted Communist leader Zhao Ziyang is buried: family
Beijing (AFP) - A former Chinese Communist Party leader ousted after he opposed the use of force to quell 1989 democracy protests was buried over a decade after he died, his family said, in a service ignored by state media.Zhao Ziyang, who is a revered figure among Chinese human rights defenders, is still a sensitive topic in the country, where commemorations of his death are held under tight surveillance or prevented altogether.There was no mention of his burial ceremony Friday on state media, and searching for his name on social media returned no results.It took 14 years for his family to la...