Cast and Crew: Kevin Spacey
What It’s About: Sam Rockwell delivers another in his long line of excellent performances as Sam Bell, the sole inhabitant of a mining station on the Moon, which harvests the element needed to produce clean fusion energy on Earth. Sam is nearing the end of his tenure on the station and longs to return to his wife Tess (Dominique McElligott) and infant daughter Eve, who he only sees through taped messages. The satellite up-link is down and greater communication with Earth is impossible. The loneliness and isolation are affecting Sam and he begins seeing things-or is something bigger going on?
Why Watch it Today?: Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon today in 1969. Moon is, for most of its run, an excellent sci-fi film that postulates what a future mining operation on the moon might look like, with tight direction making excellent use of a relatively small budget and a one man cast for much of the film-but what a one man cast. Read my full review here.