On the day that He Who Must Not Be Named becomes the 45th president of the United States, here’s a timely look at the Camelot mythmaking of the 35th.

Pablo Larrain‘s Jackie is a triumphant, intense, claustrophobic look at the days following John F. Kennedy’s assassination, with a bravura performance by Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.

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I reviewed Jackie for Film Ireland – you can read it here

And no, you’re not wrong: Melania Trump is channeling Jackie O today.


3 thoughts on “Jackie

  1. Good review, Niall, and high praise indeed for Portman. I suppose that this is going to capture the imagination of an election-weary populace, and the release is well-timed for that. Injecting something special into such a well-known story is a challenge though. I am sort-of left wondering what the point is myself.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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