Welcome to our weekly series “Cry of the Week,” in which we highlight whatever moment made us ugly cry on our couches the most in the past seven days.
That Dunkirk is intensely emotional, unbearably tense, and majestically shot is no surprise – this is a World War II drama directed by Christopher Nolan, after all.
What we didn’t expect, however, was that it’d also prove to be such a cathartic cry.
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From its opening moments, Dunkirk portends doom and gloom, and not just because we know how things turned out in real life. As a group of British soldiers make their way through the empty streets of Dunkirk, flyers fall out of the sky reminding the men that they’re surrounded on all sides by enemy forces, with little chance of escape or rescue. Read more…
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