“First Man” (2018)

Instead of focusing solely on the technicals of the infamous Apollo 11 mission, it instead much more wisely chooses a much more personal and introspective look at the man behind the mission; Neil Armstrong. This film is an incredible character study for one of the most famous men of the 20th Century, as it really dives into his motivations and the psychology of what must’ve been going through his head in the moments leading up to the landing. Ryan Gosling does a great job, Claire Foy is absolutely brilliant as his wife, and Damien Chazelle’s direction is simply stunning. It may occasionally try to cram too much information at once, but this is a visually stunning and highly impactful experience.

Rating: 4.5/5


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