Damien Chazelle follows up his best director Oscar win for La La Land with a thrilling re-enactment of mankind’s giant leap. Ryan Gosling is perfectly cast as Neil Armstrong, the grief-stricken astronaut who spearheaded Nasa’s mission to the moon, but it’s the film’s impeccable balance of visceral heroics and tender family drama that makes First Man one of the year’s best films.
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