This week may go down in history as the week Derek Armstrong was completely wrong about everything. Dunkirk. Rarely has a movie thrown the folks over at The ReelGood Podcast in such turmoil. Up is down, down is up etc. It’s Christopher Nolan’s first film based on true events and it’s been copping overwhelmingly positive reviews from (almost, Derek) everyone.

Regardless of how you feel about Nolan or Dunkirk, it’s hard to deny that his film releases are an event, augmented by the fact that Nolan is one of the few high-profile directors advocating film over digital, with around 75% of Dunkirk having been filmed with special IMAX cameras. If you can see it in IMAX, see it in IMAX (again, Derek).


“In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.”

Sit back, relax and enjoy the episode, then sit up, download the latest episode of John Roebuck’s Film School (back from an extended hiatus), and enjoy that too. It’s a wonderful time to be a podcast enthusiast and is a wonderful place for people who are into film podcasts.