TV Series: Chernobyl (Sky Atlantic) – Miniseries

Chernobyl is a five-part historical miniseries which was aired on Sky Atlantic in May 2019. Created and written by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck, the HBO series documents the events around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of April 1986 and the unprecedented cleanup efforts that followed. Largely focusing on the memories of Pripyat locals, as told by Svetlana Alexievich in her book, Voices from Chernobyl, the series reveals how and why one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history happened, as well as the Soviet cover-up that followed.

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Film Review: Dunkirk

Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk is a World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold. Told from various perspectives, we see how the war effected those in the ground – Tommy (Fionn Whitehead), Alex (Harry Styles), and Gibson (Aneurin Barnard) – those in the air – Farrier (Tom Hardy) and Collins (Jack Lowden) – and those at sea – Soldier (Cillian Murphy), many of whom were rescued by civilian sailors – Mr Dawson (Mark Rylance), George (Barry Keoghan) and Peter (Tom Glynn-Carney).

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