Wish this movie tighten up some stretched moments and made further developments to its main story. I found it uncompelling overall. Despite its attempt to develop most of its characters with good backstories, it didn't give them that much to do in the present, things end way too quickly. But the cast was really good, there were very entertaining interactions, the cinematography was a standout and so was the great 60s/70s soundtrack I'll have to listen now. So I mostly enjoyed what I've seen quite a bit, but it wasn't enough, which only makes things worse when the movie is 2h15m long without credits...
Damien Chazelle comes back with another hit! First Man is the story of Neil Armstrong during the nearly decade-long early preparations up until the moon landing, and it's very much a change of pace for Chazelle, both in content and in style.
Although this movie showcases one of mankind's major leaps and some sociopolitical context and controversy throughout, it's a character-driven movie. Always centered and intimate on Neil Armstrong, played by Ryan Gosling who gives a fantastic performance alongside his…
This masterwork was a much needed reminder of why I love cinema.
I love everything about Birdman. The masterfully orchestrated long takes with unbelievably stunning cinematography, amazing lighting and top notch acting by one of my favorite ensembles ever; I love the drums score and the fact that there are actual drummers playing on set ; the absurdity and quirkiness of it all, the satirical commentary on modern cinema, the meaning of artistic integrity, art criticism, battle of egos, overcoming…