FIRST MAN (M)
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.