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DVD Review: Stranded Ashore in World War II

Fionn Whitehead stars in “Dunkirk.”
Sam Struckhoff, January 2018

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“Dunkirk” (PG-13) — Christopher Nolan brings to life in a handful of words the uncertainty and terror, the hope and heroism of 300,000 soldiers stranded on a beach a stone’s throw from the homeland. This true-life World War II tale is told from the perspective of air, land and sea by an ensemble cast including Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Hardy. It’s moving and inspirational, and it’s no wonder that it’s garnering such awards attention.

“Victoria and Abdul” (PG-13) — Dame Judi Dench and Ali Fazal star as the titular Queen Victoria of England and Abdul, her Muslim manservant from India. To the consternation of her household staff, family and associated political leaders, the Queen’s relationship with Abdul Karim (a clerk sent to the court basically on a delivery) goes from intrigued benefactor to friendship to de facto adoption. Eyebrows are raised, horizons broadened and plots are hatched to break them up. Eddie Izzard and Michael Gambon deliver in supporting roles.


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