Frost on Film: Ad Astra

A Mesmerising Journey to the Stars

Over the last ten years or so there has been a renaissance in science fiction. Ever since the 1969 moon landing the topic of space travel had slowly begun to die out. That was until Gravity changed the game, once again using outer space as a centrepiece for storytelling. Since then, other films like Interstellar and First Man have followed in its footsteps, striving to make interplanetary travel seem more real by pushing the boundaries of CGI realism. However, amidst all this technological brilliance, Ad Astra takes a step further into the unknown by making the commodification of space travel appear ordinary. Continue reading Frost on Film: Ad Astra

Review: First Man

It is surprising that almost 50 years on from the infamous 1969 moon landing, few have tried to display the iconic events in a feature film. Damien Chazelle has changed that with his third directorial outing, First Man, a biopic which traces the experiences of the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong. For Chazelle, First Man represents a considerable shift from his previous body of work which focused more upon musicianship. However, like Whiplash and La La Land, Chazelle’s new film is fundamentally about an individual’s desire to achieve something truly great.
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