1917 ★★★★

I'm a light touch when it comes to WWI movies, perhaps because I've read the great feminist/pacifist book Testament of Youth too many times and wandered around too many small town graveyards and seen how many 20 somethings were wiped out by a wave of the flu. What I'm saying is, I have a very strong idea of how the lost generation earned its name, and it was by being swept up in maddening events far out of their control. Is 1917 the best at capturing this? No. Does it dance around this idea enough to hit me pretty hard? Yup.