ASTRONAUT – Review by Marina Antunes

Astronaut, which Shelagh McLeod both wrote and directed, is a kind of marvel; a movie that on the surface sounds like a sappy, forgettable drama about an old man going to space. Instead, McLeod’s balance of family drama and space travel are perfectly matched and just as the movie starts to tip into the saccharin, she sidesteps to tackle another aspect of the story that keeps the movie moving along.

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ASTRONAUT- Review by Kristen Page-Kirby

When Astronaut soars, it really nails the landing. In one scene, Angus encounters workers filling potholes on a crumbling road and says “these roads were only meant to last 15 or 20 years, you know.” Then McLeod cuts to Angus (Richard Dreyfuss) walking across a stone bridge that’s clearly been there for centuries. Some things are built to last.

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