Mar07

More Song to Song Stills

 
ET Online has published more photos of Malick’s film, among which we can enjoy a great one with Natalie and Michael Fassbender as absolute protagonists:

 

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Mar07

Still Frames

 
New Song to Song pictures are emerging slowly. This time, One Big Soul, the best Facebook page dedicated to the work of the Texas filmmaker, has a lot of still frames directly taken from the movie… and some of them with Natalie:

 

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Mar06

New Song to Song Poster

 
Song to Song, the latest Terrence Malick´s film starring Natalie, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender, will premiere at the SXSW Austin Festival in four days, and here we have a new ad of the movie with the actors:

 

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Mar05

Jackie Review

 
I finally had the opportunity to see Jackie and thought I’d quickly weigh in with some thoughts.

I’m not a big fan of biopics in general but was optimistic after hearing that Jackie would be taking an unconventional approach. The film definitely does that, with a structure that hops forward and back along the film’s timeline.

Personally, there were few instances where this approach elevated the material for me. The ending moments, cutting to different scenes while building on an emotional state, are sublime but I mainly found the experience to be quite passive. I never really felt the stakes of what Jackie wanted to achieve.

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Mar03

Welcome Amalia

 
On February 22nd, Natalie gave birth to a baby girl, Amalia. Aleph has a sister!

Congrats to Benjamin and Natalie. From People:

“Natalie Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied welcomed a baby girl, Amalia Millepied, on Feb. 22,” her rep tells PEOPLE. “Mother and baby are happy and healthy.”

 

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Mar03

Best Public Appearance

 
It’s time for the next category in the annual Charlie Awards. Today we’re looking at Natalie’s public appearances from 2016. Click the thumbs, reacquaint yourselves with the album (we’re voting for the appearance, not a single image) and then cast your vote!

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Mar01

Calendar – March

 
Better late than never, the March wallpaper calendar has arrived, courtesy of yours truly.

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It’s a bit later this year, in part due to wanting the awards season drama to end, but mostly due to laziness. Nevertheless, the annual Charlie Awards are where Natalie’s fans get to vote on the year in Natland.

We’re starting off with Best Editorial Photo. As always, please click the thumbnails to take in the full picture before casting your vote.

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Feb26

No Awards for Jackie

 
Unfortunately (as it was expected), Jackie hasn´t won any of the three awards it opted at the Oscars ceremony. Natalie, as announced yesterday, could not attend the gala … but she was one of the protagonists of a short humorous video. Here it is:

By the way, the final mistake in the best movie category has been really embarrassing…

 

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Feb26

Oldie but Goodie

 
Natalie will not be on the Oscars red carpet today for a very good reason, but to balance it, here’s a little gem from the past: a few unpublished photos from Bruce Weber’s 1998 photoshoot for Vogue Italia:

 

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Feb25

Awards Weekend

 

Finally it’s here: the Oscars ceremony is celebrated tomorrow, and we will know soon if Natalie or the film by Pablo Larraín obtain some of the awards in which the movie is nominated.

Unfortunately there are rumors that say Natalie may not be able to attend the ceremony because of her advanced pregnancy. Well… perhaps today we know for sure. This Saturday the Independent Spirit Awards are also celebrated, and Jackie is nominated in four categories, including Natalie for best actress.

However, Natalie’s chances have been declining in recent weeks, and the most likely winners are Isabelle Huppert in the Independent and Emma Stone in the Academy Awards.

Anyway, we’ll see if there’s any surprise about it. We’ll soon know…

Edit: it’s confirmed. Natalie will not attend both ceremonies due to pregnancy. This is the statement:

“Due to my pregnancy, I am unable to attend the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards,” says Portman in a statement. “I feel so lucky to be honored among my fellow nominees and wish them the most beautiful of weekends.”

 

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Feb23

Out for Lunch

 
Here we have the weekly ration of candid photos. This time Natalie and Benjamin were spotted going out to lunch in Los Feliz a couple of days ago. GotCeleb has the pictures:

 

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Feb22

Song to Song Still

 
Finally we can enjoy the first wave of photos of Song to Song, Terrence Malick’s film to be released in a few weeks, including the first official still with Natalie. here it is:

 

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Jackie is out on Digital HD today, and The Film Stage is sharing a new poster for the Chinese release of the film:

 

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Feb21

Palm Springs Portrait

 
The Wrap has published a portfolio of actors taken at the last Palm Springs Festival, and the portrait of Natalie included in it is simply stunning:

 

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Feb20

Jackie: my review

 

After months waiting, Jackie opened in Spain the last Friday, and finally I had the chance to see it. After all this time, and all the good reviews, I was afraid that the film might not fulfilled my expectations… nothing further of reality.

It´s a GREAT film. It´s probably the more accessible and conventional Larrain´s film to date, but still it´s one of the most interesting biopics that have been made in recent years on an American figure… precisely because there is not a typical biopic.

Watching the film, I understand perfectly why it had so weak commercial success in the US: this is not a detailed story of what happened those sad days on November, it´s a deep study of a character for the four days more stressful and critical of her life. Yes, I say well the word “character” because, as Larraín said in one of the many interviews for the promotion of the film, this is a “fiction told from the intimacy of the private”. We’ll never know for sure what Jackie really was, but the film shows us a person full of nuances, contradictory, selfish, self-centered, but also intelligent, determined and emotional, which helped build, almost without intending, the legend of her husband.

There are also another reason why the movie is not conventional: who goes to a movie theater to see this waiting learn the ins and outs of all that happened these critical days for American history, will feel probably disappointed. the film part of the premise that everyone knows the story, and yes, gives very accurate brushstrokes here and there of what happened behind the scenes … but this is about Jackie and her vital experience during these days, and the film introduces you fully in her personal experience in those hard times.

And here is where Natalie comes into scene: simply she’s superb. the best perfomance of her career, certainly. She cries, laughs, despairs, she confesses in front of the camera. An amalgam of emotions that she shows perfectly in every scene. All of them filmed a few inches of her face by Larrain, always attentive to each gesture and each word.

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Feb20

Jackie Stills

 
Jackie will be released digitally tomorrow, and as a treat, the gallery has been updated with a ton of new and UHQ production stills from the film.

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Feb17

Song to Song Trailer

 
Yes, it’s real. After four years of waiting, here is the Song to Song trailer:

 

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Feb17

Jackie IndieWire Videos

 
At this point we have seen a lot of videos and interviews with Natalie talking about the Pablo Larrain’s film. Well, here we have a few more for IndieWire and Spectrum in its “Contenders Conversations” series:

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Feb17

Out for Lunch

 
More candid photos from yesterday. Again, Natalie and her mother were spotted out for a lunch in Los Angeles.

Click on the image to see the pictures:

 

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