January 13, 2018
Tomatoes gives it a critic's score of 92,
and an audience approval score of 81.
It has been called Nolan's best work,
and one of the greatest war films of all
time. It is newly out on DVD within the
last month. A trailer is here.
Movie Night is also a potluck. Bring a
side dish, salad, drink, or movie snack
to share. Carol is fixing a pizza for the
Arrive any time after 6 pm. Food is
served at 6:20. Movie starts at around
6:45. Those who wish can stay just for
the dinner, or just for the movie, or
both. A map to Don's place is below.
In 1940, during the fall of France, allied
forces (British and French) retreated to the
shore at Dunkirk, and were pinned down
there under heavy fire. A citizen flotilla of
small fishing and pleasure craft from
across the English Channel rallied to reach
the trapped soldiers. Filmmaker
Christopher Nolan wrote, directed, and
produced a depiction of the evacuation,
shot it in IMAX format, and released it in
theatres last July. Since then, the film has
become the highest-grossing WWII film of
all time, taking in $525 million worldwide.
It has been nominated in eight categories at
the 23rd Critic's Choice Awards, and three
categories at the 75th Golden Globe