Last meeting I mentioned that there was a new movie being released called “First Man”, the life story of astronaut, Neil Armstrong.
It has received very good reviews as given below:
First Man (M) A small step , a giant leap, and a mighty film, 141 minutes.
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.
The key scenes are those focussing exclusively on Armstrong strapped inside a variety of spacecraft as the US missions Gemini and Apollo evolve.
Chazelle’s frenetically rattling camera keeps registering confusion, concentration and real terror in Armstrong’s eyes. Then there is the sound the craft makes: a chilling combination of a rolling thunderous rumble, topped by a continuous metallic scream. To reach for greatness from such a primitive, low-tech place inspires legitimate awe, fear and wonder. 4.5 stars.
I propose an informal get together for the 8:20 pm session on Wednesday 31st October at the Wallis Cinemas ,Level 1, Mitcham Shopping Centre, 119 Belair Rd, Torrens Park 5062.
Make your own arrangements for ticketing and dinner. If you desire you can enjoy a drink and a snack in the cinema’s Boulevard Lounge beforehand.
I look forward to seeing you there. Please Email me to let know to look for you.
PS If you have not already done so, please get online and purchase your tickets for the Club Christmas Dinner on Friday November 23rd at 7:00 pm.