Friday, July 21, 2017

In 'Dunkirk,' Christopher Nolan Brings New Life To True World War II Story

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews director Christopher Nolan's new World War II film, Dunkirk, which opens this weekend.



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'Dunkirk' Is A Harrowing War Movie, Muddled By A Convoluted Timeline

A new film dramatizes the '40 Allied retreat from the beaches of France as the Nazis close in. Despite strong action sequences, Dunkirk relies too much on fragmented storytelling and obvious plotting.



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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Dunkirk'

Tom Hardy plays a Royal Air Force pilot in the new Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk.

Christopher Nolan's war drama about the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of Allied troops has immediacy, scope, and a sense of the unique terrors inherent in war.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

'The Untamed': A Tale of Sexual Repression And Violence With Sci-Fi Trappings

Alejandra (Ruth Ramos) visits a certain cabin in the woods in The Untamed.

Don't focus on the space-squid: In Mexican director Amat Escalante's harrowing film, it's only a device to expose and explore the rifts in his characters' relationships.

(Image credit: Strand Releasing)



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Filthy, Freewheeling 'Girls Trip' Features The Summer's Breakout Performance

Sisterhood on parade (L to R): Sasha (Queen Latifah), Ryan (Regina Hall), Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Dina (Tiffany Haddish) step out in Girls Night.

Meanwhile, Back at the Raunch: This tale of four women letting loose in the Big Easy hits familiar beats, but Tiffany Haddish's "incandescently filthy" turn as Dina proves a revelation.

(Image credit: Michele K. Short /Universal Pictures )



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