Sunday, January 21, 2018


Sunday night, Sharon and I watched Dunkirk as a HD rental on the AppleTV. I googled a number of sites in the last few weeks trying to find out which films the critics thought would be nominated for an Oscar for best picture. Dunkirk was nominated for a Golden Globe for best drama and seems to be on almost every list as one of the best films from last year.

Dunkirk is a 2017 war film written, directed, and produced by Christopher Nolan that depicts the Dunkirk evacuation of World War II. The film portrays the evacuation from three perspectives: land, sea, and air. It has little dialogue. The director sought instead to create suspense from cinematography and music.

Its ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy.

We saw the trailer for Dunkirk repeatedly while we were working our way through the Oscar nominated films last year. The trailer was so in my consciousness that I thought of it when we were in New York City last Easter...

I enjoyed the movie more than I thought I would. It is a really good bookend to the Darkest Hour. [Note to self], I need to find a short book about the actual evacuation. Nevertheless, Dunkirk is not going to win best picture.

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