Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy
Director: Christopher Nolan
Screenplay: Christopher Nolan
Cinematography: Hoyte Van Hoytema
Editor: Lee Smith
Score: Hans Zimmer
Films depicting war have a tendency to fall victim to melodrama, cliche, and style over substance. However, in Dunkirk, visionary director Christopher Nolan, puts all this aside in the pursuit of a film that pays the highest level of respect to this historic event. Here, Nolan utilizes every technical aspect (i.e. music, editing, cinematography) to take audiences on a rollercoaster of intensity into the hearts and minds of these men just trying to survive. From the first frame to the last, Dunkirk is gut-wrenching lurch into the horrors of war and the triumph of the human spirit. It is a film that belongs in the pantheon of the great war movies of all time with the likes of The Thin Red Line, Apocalypse Now, and Full Metal Jacket.
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Music Score, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing