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EIFF 2019: Astronaut (2019) starring Richard Dreyfuss

Dreyfuss's excellent performance as an elderly, ailing man who dreams of going to outer space makes this rather obvious awards bait movie worth the voyage. It also stars Lyriq Bent, Colm Feore, Krista Bridges, Art Hindle and Richie Lawrence.

Richard Dreyfuss in Astronaut

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Alien - 40th Anniversary (1979) dir: Ridley Scott

This rerelease of Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi horror confirms that it holds up remarkably well after four decades. It's a hyperreal exercise in tension with some surprising subtexts. Starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm & Yaphet Kotto.

Harry Dean Stanton in Alien (1979)

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First Man (2018) dir: Damien Chazelle, starring Ryan Gosling

Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, is examined in Damian Chazelle's respectable biopic. For all of its awe-inducing, white-knuckle depictions of space flight, however, it feels more like a small step for filmmaking than the giant leap that it should have been.

First Man (2018)

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