★★★★☆ UK. 2h24m. War / Comedy / Musical. Directed by Richard Attenborough. Written by Len Deighton (screenplay) and Gerry Raffles, Joan Littlewood (“The Long Long Trail”) and Charles Chilton (“The Long Long Trail”). Cinematography by Gerry Turpin. Edited by Kevin Connor. Starring Maggie Smith, Dirk Bogarde, John Gielgud, Wendy Allnutt, Colin Farrell, Malcolm McFee, John Rae, Corin Redgrave, Maurice Roëves, Paul Shelley, Kim Smith, Angela Thorne, Mary Wimbush, Vincent Ball, Pia Colombo, Paul Daneman, Isabel Dean, Christian Doermer.

Summarises and comments on the events of World War I using popular songs of the time, many of which were parodies of older popular songs, and using allegorical settings such as Brighton’s West Pier to criticize the manner in which the eventual victory was won.

★★★★★  UK, USA, France, Netherlands. 1h46m. War. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan. Written by Christopher Nolan. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy. Music by Hans Zimmer. Cinematography by Hoyte van Hoytema. Edited by Lee Smith.

Account of the struggle at the beginning of WWII to free stranded British troops from a desperate position in the north of Europe.