Christopher Nolan's (Inception, The Prestige) first film based on historical events is a sweeping account of the 10 days in 1940 when hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops found themselves trapped on the beaches in andaround the coastal town of Dunkirk following their defeat at the hands on an invading German force. A breathtaking and moving drama, Dunkirk recounts the devastation wreaked by German forces – particularly the air divisions – and the bravery of the civilians who sailed across the English Channel to bring the soldiers home to safety.
Recalling the recent Northern Soul, but mainly focused on the life and musical hopes of one young teenager, England Is Mine details the early life of Steven Patrick Morrissey.
Rather than tell the story of The Smiths, the film instead focuses on the singer's teens and the world that shaped him. It's as much a paean to youthful passion as it is a biopic.