Dunkirk

Dunkirk ★★★★★

The IMAX presentation of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is *the* cinema experience of the year. Nolan’s film is a wrecking ball for your senses - the Spitfires rattle the floor of the theater, the gunfire is genuinely frightening, the music is emotionally overwhelming. Dunkirk grabs you and doesn’t let go. It’s absolutely marvelous to behold, as we’re flown over the English Channel on the wing of a Spitfire, and vertigo kicks in. Nolan takes us to the beach, makes us feel like we’re among the 400,000. Just kids. Terrified of what will come - just a matter of time. The enemy is spectral; Nolan never shows them once. All we see is a few bombers. Nolan’s film thrives on this, an unseen force rather than physical enemies. 
Dunkirk is outstanding, a film that ravishes the senses and captures emotions. No time to mourn fallen brothers; you’ll become one yourself. That’s why, as Harry Styles’ Alex boards a train after being given a blanket and food, he cries. He’s afraid of being called a coward.
Churchill’s speech being the closing narration of this film is a stroke of genius. It’s *monumentally* uplifting in a film with so much terror. 
Dunkirk is an absolute masterwork.

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