Pointless Nonsense

Posted in movies by Bill on August 4, 2017

Dunkirk is Christopher Nolan’s film about the evacuation of Dunkirk in World War II. It’s quite good. On the one hand, it’s very cinematic and probably best seen in the theater, but on the other hand, there are a few moments I wished I could have turned on subtitles due to incomprehensible British accents so waiting for home viewing might be better in that respect. Either way, worth seeing.

It’s unusually structured, showing the event from three perspectives, and over three different amounts of time, so that one storyline covers an hour and another covers a week, and when two of them cross over, you may see the two versions of the intersection pretty far apart. But once you get the hang of it, it works. Tom Hardy and some guy who isn’t a movie star yet but will be feature in the air story; familiar older British guy and Cillian Murphy on the boats; and Kenneth Branaugh, James D’Arcy, and Harry Styles on the beach. But a lot of the major roles are played by nobodies.

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