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Pablo Larraín’s latest feature depicts the events leading up to and following the assassination of JFK through the eyes of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Portman). The assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 was one of those moments that defined a generation. That this handsome, charismatic leader with a beautiful wife and two young children could have his life ended so brutally defied comprehension. Portman is sensational in the lead role and there is strong support from Greta Gerwig, John Hurt and Peter Sarsgaard as Bobby Kennedy. Jackie is meticulously structured and a poignant and cogent meditation on grief, power and mythology.

Should Jackie get your Oscar vote? Hear our review in this month’s film podcast. Skip to 6.40 to here what Jason and Andy have to say…