WATCH: 'First Man', Damien Chazelle, 2018

We say: “How do you even begin to try doing justice to one of the most important events in human history? With flair and cinematic verve, First Man unequivocally succeeds in not only presenting one of the most widely studied moments of human progress in compelling and nerve jangling detail, but also gives depth to Neil Armstrong’s personal history and the weighty burden his career choice placed upon his family. Claire Foy, playing Janet Armstrong, must surely be a front runner at the next Oscars. Particularly impressive throughout is the cinematography of aviation and space travel. Never before has the fine line between success and disaster been so eloquently depicted by the sounds and emotions of the cockpit. Essential viewing ahead of the 2019 anniversary of the lunar landings.”

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Henry Little