“First Man” delivers a first-person spaceflight experience…

“First Man” is the new film directed by “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle and written by Josh Singer (from a book by James R. Hansen).  Chazelle, like the late Robert Wise, is on a varied career trajectory; going from a glitzy, stylized musical to a gritty, realistic story of real-life astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), the first…

Hulu’s “The First” takes the long road to Mars…

I’ve just seen all 8 episodes of the first season of Hulu’s new streaming series, “The First” starring Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone (not to be confused with “First”, the upcoming Neil Armstrong movie).   I have to admit that, while I eventually  warmed up to this deeply angsty new series, a part of me initially…