Check mate, First Man.
Proxima deals with the humanistic aspects of an astronaut—a more grounded approach, tied to life on the planet they are leaving—and does so seamlessly, viscerally. Eva Green gives the performance of a lifetime - she truly is (ahem) other-worldly.
Director Alice Winocour's passion is ever present throughout the film; it's so well researched, it becomes fascinating; it's so tethered to reality, it becomes relatable.
A love letter to planet Earth that will spark a new appreciation for our big blue ball in space; a warm hug to the astronauts—our superheroes—who make immeasurable sacrifices to venture into the great unknown.