Mini Review - First Man

First Man (out Oct 11) is about the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong. We all know he landed on the moon and so the focus is on who he was as a person and the decade of hard work that led to the famed Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Ryan Gosling delivers a restrained but powerful performance and director Damien Chazelle (La La Land) ramps up the emotion during a strong final act. Grade: A-.