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JACKIE (2016): The Things I Liked…

Jackie (2016), Natalie Portman
Jackie (2016), Natalie Portman

Starring ‘acting queen’ Natalie Portman and additional talented cast members that include Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, John Hurt and Billy Crudup, I enjoyed taking in everything the camera focused on in director Pablo Larraín’s Jackie.

The costume and visuals in Jackie are beautiful, especially if you love the 60s aesthetic and fashions. As I watched the story of the former First Lady’s experience in the wake of her husband, John F. Kennedy’s assassination, I found myself feeling a little detached – both emotionally but mostly in terms of my enjoyment of the story structure. I couldn’t help but wonder about how much more I’d have enjoyed the film had it had a more traditional structure and been more than just about Jackie’s grief. My story preferences aside, Natalie Portman – of course delivered a brilliant performance and were it up to me, I’d have handed the Best Actress Academy Award to her.

I kind of see Jackie in a similar way to the way I see American Sniper (2014). By this I mean, both films as a whole are ok, but the lead actors performances are what really makes them worth watching. Back in 2014 I was completely ready to hand the best Actor Oscar to Bradley Cooper, but then I saw Eddie Redmayne’s work in The Theory Of Everything (2014) and that was that. The rightful owner absolutely got the golden statue.

Watch Jackie because ‘Lady Portman is fantastic.

Happy Film loving

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JACKIE (2016): New Trailer Starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig…

Jackie (2016), Natalie Portman
Jackie (2016), Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, a woman fighting through the pain of grief following the assassination of her husband…

Teaser trailer

Trailer 1

I want to like the teaser trailer but I’m annoyed that I have no idea what she says at the end of the sentence ‘There was a…’ Trailer 1 is brilliant. So beautifuly put together. Well done, trailer maker.

My favourite Portman performance is still her great work in Black Swan (2010). Will that change after Jackie? I’m thinking not but we’ll see. I don’t really know much about Jackie Kennedy except that she was a style icon and her and her husband were much loved. I guess it’s time to learn.

Directed by Pablo Larraín; Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig and Billy Crudup also star.

Jackie Release Dates: December 2nd, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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20TH CENTURY WOMEN (2017): New Trailer From Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Alia Shawkat…

20th Century Women (2017), Annette Bening
20th Century Women (2017), Annette Bening

20th Century Women (not Fox – as I thought at first glance), is the latest comedy/ drama starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Alia Shawkat. Written and directed by Mike Mills, the film looks at love and freedom as explored by three women in 1970s Southern California…

Annette Bening, the main if not only reason I’d watch this movie, is an actress I’ve appreciated since American Beauty (1999)I’m  hoping that that love only grows after this film – especially since I’m not exactly in love with this trailer at present. Though that may change tomorrow, maybe.

Additional cast includes Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and Laura Wiggins.

20th Century Women Release Dates: January 20th, 2017 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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WIENER-DOG(2016): New Trailer Starring Danny DeVito, Zosia Mamet & Greta Gerwig

Wiener-Dog (2016), Danny DeVito
Wiener-Dog (2016), Danny DeVito

Starring Danny DeVito, Greta Gerwig and Zosia Mamet, Wiener Dog is a new comedy about a dog’s journey as it travels around the country spreading joy. Looking at the photo above,  it’s clear that the joy on offer is needed quite urgently…

The last movie I saw starring Greta Gerwig was Mistress America (2015) and unfortunately, it turned out to be more fun in trailer form than feature film. Still, I’m going to remain very hopeful about this one.
Julie Delpy and Ellen Burstyn also star.

Wiener-Dog Release Dates: June 24th, 2016 (US); July 28th, 2016 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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MAGGIE’S PLAN (2015): New Trailer From Ethan Hawke, Julian Moore & Greta Gerwig

Maggie's Plan (2015), Ethan Hawke, Greta Gerwig
Maggie’s Plan (2015), Ethan Hawke, Greta Gerwig

Directed by Rebecca Miller, Maggie’s Plan stars Julianne Moore, Ethan Hawke & Greta Gerwig in story that centres around a young woman who is eager to start a family on her own. The only thing is, she ends up becoming a mistress and breaking up the marriage of her professor lover and his wife (Moore)…

As you can tell from the trailer, there’s quite a lot going on. I like that Maggie’s Plan has been categorised as a comedy. Although, I don’t recall laughing let alone smiling more than once during the trailer. The most exciting thing about this movie, for me is brilliant actress, Julianne Moore. Even more so because she’s sporting what sounds like a European accent.

Travis Fimmel, Bill Hader, and Maya Rudolph make up other key supporting cast.

Maggie’s Plan Release Dates: May 20th, 2016 (US); July 8th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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MISTRESS AMERICA (2015): New Comedy From Noah Baumbach Starring Greta Gerwig

Mistress America (2015), Greta Gerwig
Mistress America (2015), Greta Gerwig

I haven’t watched Greta Gerwig in a film since 2010’s Greenberg with Ben Stiller. Looking at the trailer for Gerwig’s new comedy, Mistress America, I really have no excuse not to. I’m sold on her character’s refreshingly interesting and adventurous character.

I’m ready for  the kooky.

Happy Mistress America 🙂

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