Dunkirk

Dunkirk ★★★★★

A film for the senses.

Nolan's Dunkirk is a tense, sparse affair that lives on its wits as it approaches the horror and the action like a jigsaw puzzle. Dialogue is used sparingly and perhaps for good reason: indeed you could count on the fingers of one hand how often the words Britain, British, Germany, Germans are used, which brings me to my next point...

A film for the ages.

Now more than ever, we need a film that tells us that an ocean lying between us and tragedy is not an excuse for pulling up the drawstrings and saying it's nothing to do with me. Dunkirk may be set almost eighty years ago, but its themes are constant and universal. We cannot look away and stand by. Home needs to come to those in need.

And lastly, it was a perfect film to sit down with following Christmas dinner.

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