This summer, at two wine tasting competitions in Switzerland and France, members of Cornell Cuvée won first place, proving their skills in wine identification. In addition to tastings, the competitions involved examinations and subject-matter presentations on the wines.
Amidst the Homecoming festivities that took place on Saturday, a 100 year memorial service was held for Corporal Morgan Smiley Baldwin 1915, an officer who served in France during World War I and who was mortally wounded during the 1918 offensive on the Hindenburg Line.
So I’ve been trying to write this review without swearing but uhhh… holy shit did this movie floor me. If you’re one of those people who reads only the first couple lines of a review: go see Dunkirk. It’s breathtaking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-eMt3SrfFU
And that’s the first thing I need to harp on — Dunkirk is beautiful. There were more than a couple of takes in this movie where I couldn’t help but think director Christopher Nolan and director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema were just showing off, flexing their cinematographic muscles.
In the next couple of weeks, the peoples of France and the United Kingdom will make important decisions regarding the future of their respective nations and of Europe as a whole. In France, the people face a presidential choice between a centrist, relatively inexperienced moderate and a highly controversial, far-right nationalist. In Britain, the people must choose between the pragmatic, centrist incumbent Prime Minister and a far-left socialist.