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Dec 03, 2016   Leave a Comment 'Jackie'

There have been so many movies, miniseries, books and who knows what else on the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis over the decades that it’s hard to imagine there is anything new or original left to say. But in the movie Jackie, director Pablo Larrain, writer Noah Oppenheim and star Natalie Portman pull off something of a miracle. As I say in my video review above, the word to best describe this new film about the former First Lady and wife of President John F. Kennedy is haunting. That is largely due to the exquisite performance of Portman, who nails the Jackie accent but does so in a portrayal that is far more than mere impersonation. This is a full-bodied portrait and, yes, speculation, of what the First Lady went through in upholding the dignity of her husband and the nation during the horrible days just after the 1963 assassination of her husband. Read More: // here

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