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.
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.
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(released in cinemas on Monday 24 July)