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1917

Opening in wide release this Friday, Sam Mendes' film "1917" is at the top of this critic's list for the sheer vision and realism in a war-torn landscape, from the opening moments and told in one long, continuous shot. While the film is edited, it's so well done that the viewer feels as if they are on the mission with the soldiers in real-time. The soldiers must traverse fields and towns that the Germans once occupied, not empty of their nasty surprises. All the blood, mud, sweat, bullets, and moments of aching solitude and fear permeate every moment — making this one exceptional and nearly flawless piece of filmmaking.

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