Jackie is out on Digital HD today, and The Film Stage is sharing a new poster for the Chinese release of the film:
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.
The BAFTA ceremony was held today at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Unfortunately Natalie was unable to attend due to her advanced state of gestation (the same happened six years ago when she was nominated for Black Swan). This time, the best actress award has been again for Emma Stone in La La Land. In any case, Jackie has won the best costumes award for Madeline Fontaine. Congratulations to the winner.
Last November, Natalie took part in one of many roundtables with actresses for “The Envelope”, the LA Times magazine, and finally we can see the full video. Thanks to Ana for the find…
Click in the image below to see it:
Natalie, director Pablo Larrain, writter Noah Oppenheim and some producers of Jackie attended a special screening for the Hollywood Academy on December 4. Today the post Q&A has been uploaded on YouTube’s official Oscars channel. here it is:
Natalie has attended the Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight, where she talked about Jackie, the recently deceased John Hurt, her career, and being pregnant again. We hope to have a video of the full interview soon. Meanwhile, here are some photos, the first from the show and another of the arrival to the TV studios. Zimbio has a few more…
Well… as predicted by all the pools in recent weeks, Natalie didn’t win the SAG award for best actress (it was Emma Stone who prevailed in the category at the end). Anyway, the ceremony leaves us images and videos of a splendid Natalie on the red carpet. Here are a few of them:
Vanity Fair is publishing in its instagram account some great behind the scenes photos & videos from the special Hollywood issue. Here are a couple of them with a stunning Natalie:
I don’t usually refer to this kind of sad events in the blog (in the end this is a fan page), but I think this deserves it, for very special reasons…
British legendary actor John Hurt, whose death was announced yesterday, appeared in more than 200 films and TV series during his distinguished career. Alien, 10 Rillington Place, Midnight Express, Heaven´s Gate, The Elephant Man, 1984, Rob Roy, Contact, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone… these are just some of his most remembered films. He worked with Natalie in two of them: V for Vendetta and his latest film released, Jackie.
He was an incredible actor, with an extraordinary capacity to take over the characters he played. A legend… there is no doubt about it.
John was invincible. Unflinching. Eternal.
Edit: Natalie also paid tribute to the ‘Jackie’ co-star…
I’m so extremely sad to hear of John’s passing,” Portman said. “I was lucky enough to make two films with him — both of which were taken to the next level because of his performances. He was the most talented actor, and also a deeply good and funny and poetic and smart and warm human being. I send my love to his family at this terrible time, and join his fans in watching his films that we are lucky enough to have forever
Rest In Peace. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends in these sad moments…
Vanity Fair has published its already classic Hollywood special issue. This year Natalie, Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Janelle Monáe, Dakota Johnson, Elle & Dakota Fanning, Ruth Negga, Aja Naomi King, Greta Gerwig and Lupita Nyong’o are in the cover. Here we have the photos of her in the Portfolio and a behind the scenes video:
Jackie will be released in different European countries between January and February. As a result, more advertising material is emerging. Here we have a couple of new video clips from German and Italian distributors, which reflect two great scenes of the movie. Obviously, for those who have not seen the film yet may be too revealing, so… carefully 🙂
The predictions have been fulfilled: Natalie has achieved her third Academy Award nomination for her role in Jackie. The film by Pablo Larrain has got two other nominations: best music for Mica Levi, and best costumes for Madeline Fontaine. The ceremony will be held on February 26 and it will hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
Natalie and Pablo Larrain attended another special screening of Jackie tonight, sponsored by LA Times in its The Envelope Series. Here we have a instagram photo of the Q&A later…