Vanity Fair has a video series featuring people critiquing movies based on their own areas of expertise. Among the best are:
- an undercover FBI agent talking about mob movies;
- choreographers breaking down the “Dirty Dancing” finale;
- scientists fact-checking natural disaster films;
- Penn Jillette reviewing magic tricks; and
- an explosives engineer critiques movies with big booms.
Here’s the most recent, with Chris Hadfield (the astronaut who became famous for recording a version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” on the International Space Station) discussing space movies.
I’m a big Hadfield fan, having read his book and watched him in several videos where he explains science and his adventures in terms civilians can understand.
Watch him cringe at “Gravity,” “First Man,” and especially “Armageddon” while praising “Apollo 13,” “The Martian,” and “2001: A Space Odyssey.”