First Man

First Man ★★★★½

Bought this in 4K long before I could even watch it that way. I knew it would look absolutely tremendous and I was right.

Few films are ever fascinating, sad, horrifying and exquisitely beautiful all at the same time, while telling a true story. The brilliance of this film to me is that it doesn't play things up like a Hollywood movie, but tries and succeeds in conveying what it's like to sit strapped inside a huge tin can as it is precariously blasted off the face of the planet with explosive rocket fuel, and doing so knowing that your predecessors didn't survive their attempt.

The photography is nothing short of staggering and the music is awe-inspiring. I also love the theme - do we sacrifice our family for professionalism? Do we forsake emotion to hold the mission together? The answer.. not entirely. Never entirely.