Natalie Portman plays Jackie Kennedy in this examination of the days following her husband’s assassination. While certainly an actor’s movie, Chilean director Pablo Larrain brings this tale of intense and unique grief to us in a non-linear style, framing it with a conversation between Jackie and a journalist (Billy Crudup). But did we all like it? Not as much as you’d think. There’s a wide range of reactions here from Beau, Herman, Frank, JC, and Richard. And a video version to watch to boot.
Written by Chris Cox
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.