Dunkirk ★★★★½

We don’t know anything about these men. We see situations they’re put through, and how they react - we don’t see how they were before but as what war has turned them into. This is a story about the survival of normal people. 

There’s very little dialog, and the whole movie is underlaid with tense strings and a constant droning brass. Absolute suspense and dread throughout the whole thing. Other WW2 movies, with a couple exceptions, feel like one is watching a movie. This feels like we’re actually getting a glimpse into real life.