“Dunkirk” (2017)

Christopher Nolan takes one of the most pivotal moments early in WWII, and turns it into an exciting, pulse-racing experience. He must’ve take the criticisms about Interstellar being too dialogue-heavy to heart, because here he cuts back on the dialogue a lot, instead choosing to tell the story visually, with many scenes with little or no dialogue, to great effect. Nolan’s imagery is so effective at conveying the weight and emotional toll of what’s occurring, that it creates some truly haunting moments. It’s not perfect though; the violence is a touch more subdued than I would’ve preferred, and the characterizations of the men are, admittedly, remarkably simplistic (which was by design). But even so, this is still a fantastic experience, through and through.

Rating: 5/5

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