Simply mesmerising. A feast for the eyes, ears and mind. What cinema is or should be about, in a nutshell.
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Flynn swashbuckling without a sword is almost as good as him swashbuckling with one! Not sure about the comedy elements, or the caricature Oirishness of the family (a trope in films of the time?) but this is generally well made with very good production values and set design and generally big fun.
If films are judged according to how often and how well they hit their apparent targets (and they should), then Dunkirk is near flawless. Nolan has explained that he wanted to portray the rescue mission of allied troops from France at the beginning of WWII not as a traditional war film but as a thriller, a tale of suspense and survival, and he has managed to do exactly that Even for a film telling a well known story, this…
Oh dear, this is not very good is it? I havent read Ernest Cline’s 2011 hit book on which this is based but its hard to imagine that its any less hackneyed than the film. The book is supposed to be a fan letter to ’80s pop culture, set in a world where icons from movies, games and TV became real. But the film, though at times technically pretty impressive (of course it is, come on its Spielberg), is…