Dunkirk ★★★★

Expertly craftsmanlike in a way that Nolan's work always has been, but here artistically highlighted by the almost experimental non-traditional narrative structure and by the relative lack of dialogue (the soundtrack and sound design carry an immense amount of weight). Feels most often like being an egg inside a vice grip, where each turn of the handle might finally fracture your fragile shell. Nolan uses his signature exceptional parallel editing to create both an appropriate sense of unease when things don't line up and an appropriate sense of relief when they come together. I'm not the right person to give films like these their proper due in writing anymore, so I'll keep this short

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