Magazine January 22, 2018, Issue

Phony War

Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour (Focus Features LLC)

It is a strange thing to have Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, about Winston Churchill’s fateful May in 1940, so soon after Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. The Nolan film was a World War II movie with a lot of the usual business edited out: no generals staring at maps or big stars masquerading as famous politicians, no humanizing sequences or flashbacks for the nameless soldiers, no scenes from the home front with the girls they left behind. Dunkirk took a story that in the old days would have been told in three sprawling hours and compressed it to less than two, and

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Hugging Is Not Compulsory The Week is my favorite part of National Review. I love the quippy, quick way of bringing news and humor. With that said, I was aghast at ...
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‐ Harry Reid’s Pentagon UFO study comes as no surprise — those Democrats will fund anything that involves aliens. ‐ Protests have erupted across Iran. From the country’s relatively modern cities ...
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IMITATION FROM THE CHINESE Ten thousand projects, Bitter tasks set; Five, ten, twenty . . . The years fly. No end to it. And the heart tires With no place to light; So much remorse, Barren regret. No end to ...

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