Dunkirk ★★★★★

Christopher Nolan has crafted a masterpiece of cinema. If I could give this 6 stars I would. 
I remember reading Alfred Hitchcock saying something to the effect "as a story teller within this visual medium we have two chief responsibilities, to manipulate time and show not tell". If you could show it without words you are responsible as a director to do so. Or else you cheat the audience he would say. Not an exact quote but that was the gist of it. Christopher Nolan has taken that lesson and made it the lifeblood of his story here. With minimal dialogue and a beautifully weaved narrative of three time lines shaped into one whole it's a genuine masterpiece of art while also giving the full payout for blockbuster entertainment.  

As a side note,
I've never felt a war picture so intense or experienced the growling bite of man's survival instinct to this degree with equals parts cowardice and courage

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