Dunkirk

Dunkirk ★★★★★

Fuck it, I loved this thing.

Much has been said of the timeline trickery, which seems to be the least-popular aspect of the story. But I thought it was the perfect mechanism to convey the simultaneous moments of horror and triumph, bravery and terror that are all occurring all the time in such a fraught wartime setting.

The score is brilliant. The dialogue is so minimal that I'd only select three conversations in the whole thing as necessary.

I thought I was done with WWII movies forever, but it turns out I'm just done with WWII movies about Americans. Likewise, the near complete absence of Germans as anything more than an anonymous threat from above or the unseen source of bullets is shockingly effective.

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