The Great Defector wrote:
joels344 wrote:I'd say Dunkirk is the masterpiece Nolan has been wanting to direct since his career began.
I thought something like interstellar would be, but you could be right.
I felt Interstellar
had the scope and ambition to be a masterpiece, but ended up collapsing in own its ambition and ideas in the long run. There was even a cringe-worthy moment towards the end of the film. Don't get me wrong, it's a brilliant film and among Nolan's finest achievements. However, I see Dunkirk
as his most coherent, stripped-down, harrowing, visually stunning, and fluid film yet. I consider it a classic in the war cinema genre along with Come and See
, Paths of Glory
, Army of Shadows
, The Thin Red Line
, and Apocalypse Now
. All those films are of course different in their approach to the genre, but that's one of the reasons why I'd place Dunkirk
in that class of films.