LIFE’S A BEACH: Movie Review of Dunkirk by Howard Casner

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Is Dunkirk, writer/director Christopher Nolan’s version of one of the biggest military disasters of all time that, somehow, near miraculously, became a symbol of one of the biggest military triumphs of all time, any good?

Or does that matter and the movie, at least at this moment in time, is somewhat beyond criticism?

The film is certainly a monumental achievement, but ironically its due to Nolan’s minimalist approach to drama, with little dialog, no backstory and vistas of groups of soldiers lined up along the beach as if they were waiting for a bus. Read the rest of this entry »