Dunkirk

Dunkirk ★★★★★

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Small-ish screen on this rewatch via Blu-ray, and still revolutionary. It's the kind of movie that speaks with sound/image in unison, even as it depicts a world of conflict. Zimmer's score runs like hot blood through its body, all while Nolan cuts between time periods, visual matches, and harmonious interplay of composition and movement. His consistency of balance among the puzzle pieces leads to a final reel of unprecedented (and unconventional) clarity. And among its larger picture, the micro details stand out - Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy act entirely with their eyes, and the young soldiers convey fear as a palpable, visible liquid lost in the sea foam and sweat.

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