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The Bell Breakdown for your Super Bowl weekend

Posted at 12:17 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 17:16:01-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — If you need something to keep you entertained until the big game on Sunday, a new movie might be in order.

Film critic Josh Bell has two, emotional picks in this week's Bell Breakdown.

After months of critical acclaim and awards, including four recent Golden Globe nominations, the powerful drama NOMANDLAND finally gets a general release, starting this week in IMAX at AMC Town Square. NOMANDLAND stars Frances McDormand as a woman who loses her job in a rural Nevada mining town and becomes a modern nomad, living in her van and picking up odd jobs around the country. The movie captures the culture of mostly older workers who follow temporary jobs from town to town, and director Chloe Zhao casts real people as themselves alongside recognizable stars Frances McDormand and David Strathairn. NOMANDLAND is a quiet and affecting study of people on the margins of society, with beautiful cinematography of the American west and a melancholy but hopeful tone. NOMANDLAND is now playing at AMC Town Square, expanding to more theaters starting next week, and streaming on Hulu February 19.

Also out this week is the sci-fi drama LITTLE FISH, now playing at the West Wind Drive-in and available for video on demand rental. Olivia Cooke and Jack O'Connell star as young married couple Emma and Jude, living in a near-future world where a spreading pandemic causes sudden memory loss. When Jude becomes afflicted with the disease, Emma watches as he starts to forget details about his life and their relationship. The larger sci-fi context is a little underdeveloped, but Olivia Cooke and Jack O'Connell both give strong performances, conveying the emotions of this devoted couple as they face the end of the world and the end of their connection at the same time. That's LITTLE FISH, now at the drive-in and on VOD.