FIRST MAN (M)

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - MOVIES -

A SMALL STEP, A GI­ANT LEAP, AND A MIGHTY FILM, US, 141 MIN

The epic story of the eight-year jour­ney of Neil Arm­strong (Ryan Gosling) from unas­sum­ing civil­ian pi­lot-en­gi­neer to un­likely NASA astro­naut, be­com­ing the first man to set foot on the moon. Though its brave vis­ual style and skele­tal sto­ry­telling are sure to di­vide view­ers, First Man is still un­doubt­edly one of the best movie re­leases of 2018. Os­car-win­ning di­rec­tor Damien Chazelle ( La La Land) has shaped an im­pos­ing screen spec­ta­cle with an in­ti­macy and in­tri­cacy nor­mally un­de­tected on this vast cin­e­matic scale.

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