First Man: The Moon Through a Microscope

Ryan Gosling, Corey Stoll, and Lukas Haas as Neil Armstong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins in Damien Chazelle’s First Man

“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” President John F. Kennedy’s famous speech, delivered from a podium at Rice Stadium in Houston, appropriately closes director Damien Chazelle’s (La La Land, Whiplash) First Man. Nothing about Chazelle’s whirlwind of a film is easy. It’s not the first film to tackle mankind’s unthinkable voyage, and…