“This Weekend At The Movies” is a weekly breakdown of all the movies hitting theaters. The goal is to help you know what movies will be worth your time and which ones should be delegated to Redbox. No hardcore critics here, just guys that understand what it takes to make a great film (great writers, a humble director, an experienced DP, moldable actors, just enough money, enough production time, and an army of dedicated crew members). So we are your faithful movie caddies that account for all the “movie variables” to help you know what you should see and what you should ignore.
This Weekend At The Movies | Nolan Deliverers A Gritty Classic
72 Weeks Ago I went into movie hibernation and cryogenically froze “This Weekend At The Movies.” There were too many weekends that I had to question who was at fault: terrible directors or american viewers that simply demanded The Fast and Furious 10.
That was until God sent Christopher Nolan who came to revive my hope in cinema. The genius who was behind the Dark Knight, Memento, Inception, and Interstellar, Nolan delivers again with a movie you may have already seen once (I am a week late on waking up from my coma) but should probably see again.
Director:Christopher Nolan(Dark Knight)
Distributed By: Warner Bros. Pictures
Budget: $100 million
Dunkirk is a World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold. Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France fight to stay alive while all seems lost on the beaches of Dunkirk.
Imagine you are at the beach and decide to go for a swim. You begin to take a few strokes after leaving shore and start to realize the waves are much bigger than you originally thought. They start to crash over your head and drag you under. You come up for air just in time to see the next wave hit you. Again you go down with less breath this time. Your lungs are on fire and you strive for the surface praying for the smallest breath of air.
This is what it’s like to watch Dunkirk. The best war film since “Saving Private Ryan” takes your breath away and just as you believe you might have time to relax it strikes again. Nolan transports his audience straight to the beaches of Dunkirk and asks his audience to ponder one simple question for 106 minutes. Would you go? Would you risk your life to save another?
Nolan is clearly at the top of his game and delivers a perfect cinematic thriller that does not forget to make of much of the small individual heros which deliver hope to all who watch.
Rating: Theater (A must)