Dunkirk ★★★★½

Well, now we know that Nolan can create a masterpiece of a war film. Everything about this film is flawless. The pacing is pitch perfect and tightly wound. Major moments are placed strategically throughout, making the viewer wince, squirm, gawk, and cry in all of the right and unexpected places. Zimmer deserves nothing short of an Oscar for his chilling sound that’s like a slow burn assault on the senses. The cast is streamlined in the best way, an array of soldiers acting in just enough harmony that you can barely distinguish them, because they are meant to be one. Tom Hardy is the epitome of the British mentality of “keep calm and carry on” during the war. 👌🏻