Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the conclusion to the recent trilogy of Star Wars movies. It follows Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe (Oscar Issac) as they are faced with the return of Emperor Palpatine.
Ad Astra centers on Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), an astronaut, who is tasked to figure out what happened on his father’s space mission that lead to his disappearance.
First Man surrounds the life of Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) as he joins NASA and his journey through the various missions that eventually lead him to land on the moon.
Damien Chazelle does it again. The cinematography is breathtaking, I have no idea how Chazelle was able to film some of this stuff. There’s also a lot of shaky cam for this film, and I personally hate shaky cam, but it totally works here and didn’t bother me because of the various POV shots, experiencing everything with Armstrong. The Moon sequence especially was beautiful and chilling.