This Is America

Is this America? Steve Sarmento paints a picture of patriotism as it has been rewritten in cinema in Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, and Minari.

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Twenty-twenty will be remembered for many things for us here at The Next Reel. It will be the year that theaters closed and movie release dates were pushed back. Productions were shut down. Studios experimented with new distribution strategies. What none of us could have anticipated was the diversity and quality of films that would be nominated for best picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

There are three contenders that I want to talk to you about today in this special episode of Three of a Kind: This Is America.

Hidden Cinema Connections

Film is a surprising medium. In Three of a Kind, Next Reel host Steve Sarmento presents essays that attempt to reveal thematic and cultural connections between them.