The conversation at the heart of the movie finds some moments of interest but never manages to take off.
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Tag: Claire Foy
First Man (2018)
First Man is slow -too slow- which I am comfortable with, but it is also long -too long- which is harder to ignore. Hand in hand with its tranquil pace and its fixation to detail, though, comes a sense of upping the stakes, and when the flight comes, it is awe-inspiring.
Steven Soderbergh took a $1.5 milllion budget (which could pay for roughly 40 seconds of a Marvel blockbuster), his iPhone 7, and made himself an outstanding psychological thriller. That alone is an achievement, but so is Claire Foy’s performance as the sole protagonist.