APOLLO 11

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Todd Douglas Miller. This is a remarkable documentary about one of the most remarkable, audacious and inspiring technical achievements of the 20th century. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon, thus fulfilling President Kennedy’s pledge to send a man to the moon and return him safely to Earth. It was an achievement that temporarily brought everyone in the world together, and people of a certain age can remember where they were on that day. This impeccably Continue reading

FIRST MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Damien Chazelle Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Pablo Schreiber, Christopher Abbott, Ethan Embry, Patrick Fugit, Olivia Hamilton, Ciaran Hinds, Corey Stoll, Shea Whigham, Lukas Haas. Oscar winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle has quite a resume to his credit. He who gave us the superb drama Whiplash, which was my top film of 2014. He followed that with La La Land, a colourful and kitsch homage to the old Hollywood musicals of yesteryear, but I was not quite as enamoured with it as many other critics seemed Continue reading