How ‘Dunkirk’s Greatest Strength Is Also Its Greatest Weakness

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, a film telling the story of how 340,000 Allied soldiers were evacuated from France back to Britain, is a cinematic experience unlike anything we’ve seen before. The audience is dropped right into the action from film’s opening scene and the tension doesn’t let up until its final moments. Despite being in awe and on the edge of my seat for the duration of Dunkirk, I couldn’t help but feel like something was missing when I left the theatre.

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“Logan”: A Gritty, Character-Driven Approach to the Superhero Genre

I’m just going to say it: Logan is the best superhero movie since The Dark Knight. As Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine, he really couldn’t have asked for a better way to leave the X-Men franchise. Director James Mangold and Hugh Jackman take a new approach with Logan, offering a self-contained, emotionally-driven story that gives us something most other superhero movies don’t: an ending.

The rest of this article will continue with the assumption that you’ve seen Logan, so I would stop reading here if you haven’t (unless you don’t care about having the movie ruined for yourself). Major spoilers lay ahead…you’ve been warned!

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Where ‘Sicario’ Went Wrong…and Why You Should Still Watch it

Sicario was advertised as a realistic thriller depicting the harsh realities of the fight against the Mexican cartel. While for the majority of the movie Sicario is exactly that, things deteriorate towards the end.

Be aware there are major spoiler ahead.

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