DUNKIRK (M) The epic weight of an unbearable wait US-UK, 105 min
This is what a masterpiece looks like. Sounds like. Feels like. It is late May 1940 in the small French coastal town of Dunkirk. An estimated 400,000 Allied troops have been penned in by the Germans on a beach. If this unprecedented mass evacuation is to be successful, it will take a miracle. This film is the gripping, transfixing chronicle of that miracle. Acclaimed director Christopher Nolan ( Inception) has crafted a complete vision here. A vision that not only captures the sweeping historical significance of the subject at hand, but also its intimate human essence. Stars Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy.