10. The Disaster Artist
While ostensibly about the making of The Room, aka the worst period movie period ever exclamation point, The Disaster Artist is actually more about the strength of friendship. Dave and James Franco both do a wonderful job of taking characters that could’ve been punchlines, and presenting them as thoughtful, three dimensional creatures.
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While the trailer makes Dunkirk seem like a big, old-school, epic war movie, the film itself tells a different story. It’s actually a fairly small, intimate war movie focused on mood and theme rather than plot and character. The atrocity of war is covered with the land, sea, and air fight at Dunkirk, France, where allied retreat from the Nazis was the only option.