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Oscars 2018: Dunkirk

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Movie info from RT:

Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold. Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance co-star, with longtime Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer providing the score.

I first caught Dunkirk many months ago because I read some great reviews of the movie.

To be perfectly honest, I watched it because of Tom Hardy.

Dunkirk was the best movie I watched in 2017, I boldly declared, and an Oscar nomination was expected.

Here are my thoughts:

  • It was the best movie I watched in 2017.
  • Christopher Nolan used an unconventional storytelling timeline, so it would be suuuuper confusing at the start.
  • This is not a movie designed for people who want to be spoon-fed. Nolan just automatically assumed that his audience were smart (uhhh… Inception? Interstellar?). It could be off-putting for some, but for people who want actual quality film, it’s admirable.
  • Scoring and music were perfection. It added to the intensity and overall aesthetic of the movie.
  • Tom Hardy is so hot, even if only 30 percent of his face is showing. I meaaaaan. Heart emoticon.
  • I also admire how not exhausting the movie was even if it was practically telling three (or four?) stories at once.
  • The young actors were also admirable. Harry Wutshisface can act. The other veteran actors were also impressive. Cillian Murphy, although he practically did nothing, was eye-catching.
  • Dunkirk is just a beautifully made film with topnotch storytelling. I will not be surprised if this wins the Oscars, and it very much deserved it. It will all boils down on how amazing its competition are.

The other nominees this year also received critical acclaim, so let’s see if any of those will outrank Dunkirk in my heart.

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