Wednesday, October 17, 2018
First Man is tops for a moving experience at the movies. Be prepared to feel a little queasy too. Flights are shown from Armstrong's perspective. It's really a bumpy ride.
Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong, the American astronaut who was the first man to walk on the moon.
Gosling is stellar in his portrayal of the unflappable engineer who endures several near-death experiences during his nearly decade of work to prepare for the moon landing.
Claire Foy (The Crown) is solid as Armstrong's wife, Janet, who balances caring for the couple's children and knowing death is always near for members of the American space program.
That's Lukas Haas, from Lady in White, as Mike Collins.
Look for Gosling, a native of London, Ont., to be an Oscar contender come 2019.
First Man is directed by Damien Chazelle (La-La Land).
Reel Popcorn Junkie is a reporter with a newspaper in the province of Ontario in Canada. He began writing film reviews when he was a student at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont. Reel Popcorn Junkie continues to write entertainment copy for a daily newspaper, but not film reviews. Reel Popcorn Junkie always orders a regular popcorn, with no butter, when he attends the cinema.