Christopher Nolan is adamant that Dunkirk is not a war movie. In an Associated Press interview, he has suggested it is rather a survival film. This is an honest distinction, and easily lost. Cast a gimlet eye over your war movie collection and think again. How easy is it to find, let alone pick, the top five war films?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single film in possession of a good story must be in want of a remake.
And so with the remake of Don Siegel’s The Beguiled. Sofia Coppola’s version features prettier costumes, better make-up, less sweat, and a touch less perversity. An at times tremulous Colin Farrell is a quite different proposition to Clint Eastwood on the edge.