Since the completion of the interstate highway system, we have paid for transportation—and paid a lot: 40,200 deaths last year, up 6 percent from the 37,757 automotive fatalities of the year before. By a huge margin, car wrecks are the leading accidental cause of death in America. Year after year, we hurtle down the road in multi-ton machines and smear our blood across the asphalt.
President Donald Trump bemoaned the negative press coverage of the Republican-majority Senate’s failed attempt at repealing Obamacare, while speaking with the New York Times during his interview on Wednesday. One of the Times reporters, Peter Baker, assured Trump that the Times had been just as tough on former President Barack Obama in their coverage of his attempts to pass Obamacare in 2009.
For a film that deserves to be seen on the biggest screen and in the best format possible—IMAX, 70mm, some combination thereof—Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is often at its best and most terrifying when we are trapped in close confines alongside the young men fleeing the Nazi onslaught: When we are below decks as a torpedo hits a destroyer filled with troops; when we are confronted with a shell-shocked soldier on a civilian ship who refuses to go below deck; when we are trapped inside a cockpit filling with water as the pilot struggles to open its jammed door.