Saturday, January 28, 2017


Plot: Jackie is the story of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy from the assassination of President Kennedy to his funeral.  [imdb]    [photos]

Review: I loved Jackie because as it tells one woman's tragic story and at the same time talks about what is important to a nation, to a family with small kids, and even to be alive. It's about politics and history and it's all through the eyes of Jackie Kennedy. Natalie Portman is so emotional and perfect the whole time.

Jackie seems to have had a sense of artistic aesthetic, and I wonder how accurate that was. She seemed so convinced of what the right thing to do is. On the outside, the nation saw this poise, style and grace. The movie explores what was going on in her head.

I really liked it, and Natalie Portman really should get the Oscar. Amazing performance.

Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard

Directed by:
Pablo Larrain

Written by:
Noah Oppenheim

The Music:
Powerful electronic and orchestral music by Mica Levi. Not too many female movie score composers. The whole score is online at least for now.

The Visuals:
They recreated many 1960's scenes and  simulate old-time television footage. 

4.0 stars - clearly.

More: Director Larrain said of the original Jackie Kennedy White House tour footage that it looked like Jackie was either going to explode or melt.

Even More: A movie about an American president shot in France by a Chilean director.




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