APOLLO 11 – Review by Tara McNamara

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Apollo 11 is like a historical archive crossed with an IMAX simulator, making viewers feel like they’re part of the team that put the first man on the moon. But that process is simultaneously extraordinary and extraordinarily mundane. Director Todd Douglas Miller remasters both new and familiar footage to create a high-definition time machine in Apollo 11, transporting viewers back 50 years to suit up with the astronauts and sit with the spectators on the beach overlooking Kennedy Space Center. Continue reading.

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Tara McNamara

Tara McNamara has carved out a niche as a movie journalist with expertise in family films, including serving as the Fandango’s Film Mom and a Common Sense Media movie critic. She led the recurring "Reel Moms" segment on “Today," was Variety's news anchor on Sirius Radio and a regular contributor to "The Insider," "Entertainment Tonight," and "Inside Edition." She currently runs 80sMovieGuide.com and co-hosts the '80s Movies: A Guide to What's Wrong with Your Parents podcast.