- Direction: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin
- Actors: Alex Honnold, Sanni McCandless
- Rating: 4 / 5
This is one of the most thrilling feature films in recent memory. Free Solo is also, interestingly, a National Geographic-produced documentary.
Its subject is the legendary rock climber Alex Honnold. In June 2017, Honnold became the first person to scale the world’s most famous granite monolith: the 3,200-ft-high El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park. And he did it free solo — with just shoes and a chalk bag; no ropes, no harnesses; no other protective gear.