Latest movies: Dunkirk, City of Ghosts

Horror, hope and heroism from wars past and present

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DUNKIRK ★★★★★

You’ll spot Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Mark Rylance doing their bit for director Christopher Nolan in his epic dramatisation of the Dunkirk disaster, when thousands of Allied troops were trapped in France by the advancing German army. Just don’t expect worthy, wordy scenes of stiff-upper-lippery. This is war in the raw – on the land, on the sea and in the air – and the clock is ticking down with cinematic abandon.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KLeFboA8gc&showinfo=0?ecver=2

CITY OF GHOSTS ★★★★

Documentary-maker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) charts the terrible torment of the Syrian town of Raqqa, first from the Assad regime and then Daesh, by hailing the efforts of local journalists and activists to not only speak truth to power but evil, too. And at some cost.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dzFrMVL4DY&showinfo=0?ecver=2

ALSO RELEASED THIS WEEK

MONSTER ISLAND ★★

SCRIBE ★★★★

SHOT! THE PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL MANTRA OF ROCK ★★★★

WATER AND SUGAR: CARLO DI PALMA, THE COLOURS OF LIFE ★★★★

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE ★★★★

(released in cinemas on Monday 24 July)


 

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