At least for me, one of the most anticipated movies of this summer is Dunkirk, the latest from Christopher Nolan. Every movie the British director has made has been either good and thought-provoking or an all-time great.
His latest is something of a passion project, a World War II epic about one of the smaller moments. The evacuation of Dunkirk was an inspiring story of ordinary heroism. And at least in the U.S., it hasn't been covered in pop culture nearly as much as the Battle of the Bulge, the storming of Normandy, or the Guadalcanal Campaign. Nearly 400,000 Allied soldiers were saved from near-certain death by the Nazis thanks to the hundreds of fishermen and non-military sailors who answered the call to rescue their army.
The film features some of the greatest actors from the UK, including award winners like Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance, as well as some of Nolan's repertory players like Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy. And yes, even heartthrob Harry Styles plays one of the soldiers.
While that might bring some young female Directioners to this World War II drama, people like me who are more interested in gorgeous cinematography are salivating at the fact that much of the film was shot in IMAX, and will play in those theaters, as well as limited 70mm and 35mm engagements.
Dunkirk opens in theaters nationwide on July 21.