Review: Jackie (2017)


In director Pablo Larrain’s intimate and unrelenting biopic, Natalie Portman delivers a tour de force performance as Jacqueline “Jackie” Kennedy at the time of her husband’s assassination. Noah Oppenheim’s script hops backwards and forwards in time, perfectly mirroring that of a fragile state of mind, bookended by an interview between Jackie and an unnamed reporter (Billy Crudup) that she controls. Continue reading “Review: Jackie (2017)”

Review: No (2013)


Chilean writer and director Pablo Larraín’s thought-provoking and captivating No, which is loosely based on an unpublished play written by Antonio Skármeta, focuses on the media campaign that played a significant part in military dictator Augusto Pinochet’s downfall from Chilean rulership. It sharply brings to a close Larraín’s trilogy of Pinochet-centric films, which also includes Tony Manero and Post Mortem. Continue reading “Review: No (2013)”