its not my usual genre of film, but i was intrigued to see a film shot entirely in film rather than digital – it definitely wasn’t because of harry styles that i went to see ‘Dunkirk’. robert really wanted to see it and i am ashamed to admit that i didnt really know the full story, so got the pre story briefing before we went in. i have never seen a batman movie, so have no idea what a christopher nolan film was like – i was dreading a film full of visual effects. dunkirk was told through 3 paths – the ground soldiers over a week, the ferryman over a day and the air pilot through an hour. this actually wasn’t that clear, but now it makes sense. it was a relentless battle for survival, the hardship and bleakness, the courage and stamina of the men, the pity of war and the sheer waste of life and especially of young boys – made even more poignant as i have a 21 year old boy. the cinematography was stunning and beautiful, but there was no emotion or simple human spark – i think the aim was to show the unity rather than centre on one heroic character . its definitely worth seeing though, i think even the young girls sat next to us enjoyed it. it reminds me how lucky we are that we have lived our lives without war and how much admiration i have for the men who had to endure those conditions.