First Man (12A)
Dir: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke
US, 2018, 141 mins
Ryan Gosling is perfectly cast as Neil Armstrong in this compelling biopic, portraying the astronaut’s professionalism and drive to achieve the ultimate goal of landing on the moon. Beginning in 1961 with his recruitment to the Apollo space programme, the film depicts Neil Armstrong’s rigorous training and the resulting strain in his personal life. A thrillingly immediate cinematic experience.