‘Dunkirk’ Review Roundup: What the Critics Are Saying

Christopher Nolan’s new war movie has critics uniting to sing its praises. War is hell, as everyone knows. War movies, on the other hand, are another story — and with reviews for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk beginning to emerge, it’s looking as if this re-creation of the Dunkirk evacuation of 1940 has left critics near-unanimous about one simple fact: this movie is a masterpiece. Don’t just take my word for it. “Dunkirk is an impressionist masterpiece,” writes The Hollywood Rreporter‘s Todd McCarthy, who goes on to add that “Nolan has gotten everything just right” in the movie. McCarthy takes particular note
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LeBron James Rumors: Star Reportedly Frustrated, Concerned About Cavs’ Offseason

Ben Margot/Associated Press Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is reportedly concerned about the decisions the team has made this offseason, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today: “Expecting an aggressive offseason approach that would close the gap on the champion Golden State Warriors, James soon found his anticipation and optimism diminished after Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert dismantled the front office, declining days before the draft and free agency to bring back general manager David Griffin and vice president of basketball operations Trent Redden. “Gilbert’s decision left the Cavs without the franchise’s top two front-office execs at a critical time, and
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In Unofficial Vote, Venezuelans Overwhelmingly Reject Constitutional Rewrite : The Two-Way : NPR

Activists celebrate Sunday in Caracas after voting in an opposition-organized referendum on President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to rewrite the country’s constitution. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images Activists celebrate Sunday in Caracas after voting in an opposition-organized referendum on President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to rewrite the country’s constitution. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images Just two weeks before an election to decide the delegates who will rewrite Venezuela’s national constitution, opposition activists held a symbolic vote of their own on Sunday. In the nonbinding referendum, roughly 98 percent of voters rejected President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to replace the constitution.
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The Bloody Ballad of Arya Stark and Ed Sheeran

“Shall we begin?” After a torturously extended hiatus, Game of Thrones’ seventh season fittingly kicks off with a homecoming in “Dragonstone,” as the Mother of Dragons lands in Westeros and sets foot inside her family’s ancestral home — a holy grail moment six seasons in the making. The premiere episode doesn’t break the wheel so much as reacquaint us with all its moving parts. It concretely lays out the stakes facing each hero and villain, and peers into the inner conflicts of some who’ve changed the most. Now we know where the pieces landed after Cersei’s game-changing wildfire blowup last
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The Latest: 1 dead, 4 wounded in Venezuela voting violence

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles shows a ballot during a symbolic referendum in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Venezuela’s opposition called for a massive turnout Sunday in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that’s escalating tensions in a nation stricken by widespread shortages and more than 100 days of anti-government protests. (Ariana Cubillos/Associated Press) By Associated Press By Associated Press July 16 at 10:48 PM CARACAS, Venezuela — The Latest on Venezuela’s political crisis and an opposition referendum on government plans to rewrite the constitution. (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The chief
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Flash flood kills 8 at Arizona swimming hole; more people are missing

At least eight people were killed and others were believed missing when floodwaters from a sudden rainstorm barreled through a normally tranquil swimming area in Tonto National Forest where more than a hundred people were taking refuge from summer heat, authorities said Sunday. Some of those washed downstream clung to trees until rescuers reached them. The flash flooding hit Saturday afternoon at Cold Spring Canyon, about 100 miles northeast of Phoenix, and some people were washed several miles downstream. Disa Alexander was hiking to the swimming area where Ellison Creek and East Verde River converge when the storm hit and
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Iran sentences Princeton graduate student to 10 years for espionage, report says

ISTANBUL — A Chinese American student Iran has accused of espionage was sentenced by an Iranian court to 10 years in prison, the judiciary’s official news agency reported Sunday; a move likely to raise tensions with the already hawkish Trump administration. The Mizan news agency named the American as 37-year-old Xiyue Wang, a graduate student and researcher at Princeton University. Earlier in the day, judicial spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejehi announced that a U.S. citizen had been sentenced for “infiltration,” but did not release further details. “It was verified and determined that he was gathering (information) and was involved in infiltration,”
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Iran judiciary detains President Rouhani’s brother in corruption case

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian authorities have detained President Hassan Rouhani’s brother, the judiciary spokesman said on Sunday, in a corruption case that the president’s supporters say is politically motivated. State television quoted spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei as saying Hossein Fereydoun, who is also a close adviser to Rouhani, was summoned for questioning on Saturday in a case in which he faces unspecified financial charges. He was later detained. “If Fereydoun arranges bail, he will be released,” Mohseni Ejei was quoted as saying. “He has been heard several times, and others have also been questioned, and some of them are being
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RPT-UPDATE 1-Soccer-Boycott nations demand FIFA strips Qatar of 2022 World Cup – report

(Repeats to more subscribers) By Mitch Phillips LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) – The six Arab countries who last month cut ties with Qatar are reported to have written to world soccer’s governing body FIFA to demand it be stripped of hosting the 2022 World Cup because they consider the Gulf state to be a “base of terrorism”. The Swiss website The Local reported that Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt had collectively written to FIFA asking it to remove Qatar as hosts under Article 85 of the FIFA Code, which allows for such action in
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