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Will Oscars Go to Britain’s Fake History Films?

Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP Christopher Nolan at the world premiere of Dunkirk, in London T he Oscars take place early March and two movies about Britain in 1940—Dunkirk and Darkest Hour—have plenty of nominations, notably for Gary Oldman’s imitation of Winston Churchill and the remarkable cinematography of Dunkirk. Yet both are full of historical nonsense and are actually Brexit films—made to allow movie-goers in Brexit Britain to wallow in the warm bath of nostalgia for English superiority when Britain was utterly cut off from Europe and everyone felt united and closer to the English-speaking Empire and the United States rather than beastly Nazis or cowardly, capitulationist French.
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