Astronaut tells the story of Angus (Richard Dreyfuss), a lonely widower who feels like his life seems over when he moves into a retirement home. Feeling worthless and alone, Angus’s enthusiasm is reignited when a competition is announced for a seat on the first commercial flight to space. Despite the fact that he’s well beyond… [Read More]
Since this is part of Sheridan’s American Frontier trilogy, what does this film say about his view of the modern American life and the underlying myth of the American Dream? All three of the films deal with different aspects of the flaws in our society: violence, the inequality of wealth and power, exploitation and victimization.