101) Dunkirk by Christopher Nolan! I got the chance to watch it in theatre the other day so that's why I'm posting this review so late. Anyway it was one of the movies that I've been waiting for a long time, and the vision was totally worth the wait. During the Second World War allied soldiers, surrounded by Germans, were forced to evacuate from Dunkerque, a city in the north of France.
Every time Christopher Nolan makes a movie there are often contrasting opinions between critics and public. But with a war movie he decided to experiment with a new genre, completely different from a thriller or a sci-fi story, and I really appreciate that. The movie probably has some flaws but I don't want to get into them, because Dunkirk is really incredible! From a technical point of view it's simply perfect: the direction is phenomenal, along with this cold desaturated cinematography and the flawless editing. The story is narrated from three different perspectives and Nolan's direction makes you feel like you are between those soldiers, trapped on the beach. What to say about Hans Zimmer's score? He has done it again. From the beginning to the end you are overwhelmed by his score, a constant tension that makes you hang at the edge of your seats.
The characters aren't much developed because they are like a big group, they needed to be saved together. Even though I liked a lot the performances by all the main actors.
So basically Nolan made a great, original and not conventional war movie. And I'm glad about that, especially because he's one of the few authors that are financed by Hollywood, that means that his films are accessible to a bigger audience. In case like this it's pure gold. WAR •8,5• #dunkirk #christophernolan #2017 #warmovie #movieoftheday #worldwartwo #alliedsoldiers #tomhardy #kennethbranagh #bigbudget #spectacular #breathtaking #tension