Review: Dunkirk Immerses Viewers in Military Disaster

Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s new film about a World War II military disaster that ended up symbolizing the “never give-up spirit” of Britain, may well have established itself as the leading contender for Best Picture at next year’s Academy Awards. But be forewarned: Dunkirk is a survival film, not a typical war film. Viewers will leave the theater with a sense of dread and foreboding. This tone, however, is also what makes the film fresh.
Many war movies focus on the dazzling heroics of soldiers even when faced with overwhelming odds (e.g., Hacksaw Ridge). The lead characters are shocked from complacency by

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