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Christopher Nolan United States, 2017

Richmond Hill's rating of the film Dunkirk

Either a high-concept action film parred-down or a series of pen portraits writ large - or probably a hybrid of the two. Situation and reaction are everything, thin sink-or-swim characterisation is pencilled in during the moment; but it's a kinetically thrilling montage with a simple often ruthless logic. It's refreshing to be free of political revisionism and for lower case patriotism to be pragmatically presented.