Film: Dunkirk

Opened: July 21, 2017

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance & Tom Hardy

It’s rare that a big contender for Best Picture at the Oscars would open in the summer, but that’s what has happened with Dunkirk.

Christopher Nolan – the man behind The Dark Knight and Inception – directs this war epic that follows Dunkirk’s evacuation during World War II. The film comes in three times and perspectives: an hour in the air, a day on the sea, and a week on land.

There’s very little dialogue throughout the film, which makes you feel more like you’re at the actual battle. The music and cinematography is what creates the tension and keeps you intrigued the whole film.

While the ensemble cast is fantastic throughout, they act just enough that you question how much is acting and how much is them just reacting to everything happening.

Final say: A genius war film. ★★★★☆

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