1917 ★★★★½

Nothing like a scrap of ribbon to cheer up a widow.

Tension. Anxiety. Pain. Peace. Gruesome.. beauty.

That's 1917 in a few words. Very happy I went to see this one in a cinema. Cinematography and sound mixing Oscars well deserved right here. Making a war movie look like one continuous shot is one thing, but making it also beautiful and emotional is another. It's probably the most anxiety-inducing non-horror film I've seen since Requiem for a Dream. Also really great to see a modern well-made WW1 film. Captures the gruesomeness of it so well.

I saw only very minor challenges with pacing and maybe one too many instance of a character trying to outrun a danger that's straight behind them.

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