First Man
First screened in October 2018 / Most recently screened in November 2018
Director: Damien Chazelle. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Ciarán Hinds, Patrick Fugit, Christopher Abbott, Corey Stoll, Shea Whigham, Olivia Hamilton, Brian d'Arcy James, Ethan Embry, Lukas Haas, Pablo Schreiber, Cory Michael Smith, Luke Winters, Lucy Stafford, Gavin Warren, Connor Blodgett. Screenplay: Josh Singer (based on the biography by James R. Hansen).

Twitter Capsule: One strong lap for studio cinema, one sidewinding path for its storytellers. Too ambitious and spread out? Amazing sound.

VOR:   The history it tells obeys a few well-worn limits, but its vantage on its subject is impressively demythologizing. Rethinks genre and style completely.

Photo © 2018 Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

(in October 2018: B)

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Claire Foy
Best Original Score: Justin Hurwitz

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