Jackie (2016 film)

Time: 100 Women of the Year

International Women's Day was celebrated today Sunday, and to commemorate it, Time Magazine has published a special issue named 100 Women of the Year, a project that gives a unique…

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Tidbits

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After some intense days, full of news, here we have a few tidbits to start the week:

-Sunnie Pelant, the young actress who played Caroline Kennedy in Jackie, has posted a new behind the scenes photo of the film with Natalie:

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Tidbits

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A couple small bits of Natalie-related news on this lazy Sunday afternoon. - First up, there is a strong rumour that V for Vendetta may be getting the TV series…

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Jackie video interview

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  There is a total lack of news in Natland the past few days. So while we wait for events, here's an old (but interesting) interview with Natalie, on the…

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Live Concert for Jackie

  The days go by without great news in Natland, but here we finally have an event related to Jackie, Pablo Larrain's film for which Natalie was nominated for Oscars.…

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Sunday Tidbits

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It has been an intense week as far as Natalie news is concerned. The premiere of Song to Song has eclipsed everything else, so here is a reminder of other interesting news in the form of Tidbits:

Vulture wrote a couple of days ago an interesting article about Natalie and how critics don’t let her “grow up”

The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, the student film sponsored by James Franco, and with Natalie as one of its protagonists, finally got distribution in the USA. Hopefully this will mean finally seeing the film in some way, after two years in which it has only been seen in some festivals.

Annihilation, the last film of Alex Garland, had a test screening this week in New York. Although the reactions are embargoed, it has transcended that it’s probably an atypical sci-fi movie, difficult to sell to an audience, with great performances of the whole cast. Paramount has not set a release date yet, but it could be later this year or even in the spring of 2018. Hopefully we do not have to wait that long …

-Finally, here we have a couple of vfx reel videos of Jackie, which demonstrate what digital technology can do today to help a low budget production like this:

The second video shows the scene of the murder, which is a bit tricky, so I put it after the jump:

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Jackie Review

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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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