T here’s a lovely feeling sitting down to watch a big Hollywood biopic, but at the end I find myself scurrying off to fact-check the storyline, usually to find that for the sake of drama or stuffing a person’s life into a three-act structure, a lot of key moments are simply made up. Towards the end of First Manabout Neil Armstrong there is an incredibly poignant scene (that I won’t ruin for you) which is pure...

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