Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Dunkirk is a good film. From a Technical point if view it’s actually at times brilliant but for me it falls short of the “Films The Year” accolades that critics are heaping on it. See Dunkirk defines both the best and the worst of Christopher Nolan films – a masterclass of filmmaking for sure but with a script that needed more work and characters who barely register five minutes after you leave the screen. And yup Tom Hardy’s back in full “What did he say” mumble mode. But for every quibble I have, and there are a few for sure, the film is expertly made. Form the action to the music, the effects to the tension – it’s filmmaking at it’s most innovate. It’s just a shame Nolan didn’t put as much effort into the characters as then you would have had a true modern day classic.
Best Bit: The structure
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Interstellar, Battle of Britain, Saving Private Ryan
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…