Jackie gives a brief insight on the immediate moments following JFK’s assassination. Sticking close to the original, Pablo Lorrain has hit jackpot in his debut English movie with Natalie Portman delivering a riveting performance as Jackie Kennedy.
Passengers is a great-looking film with an authentic idea, starts well, has amazing performances and visual effects but leads to a stereotyped ending. It may not be the best sci-fi flick of the year and perhaps not earth shatteringly brilliant, but worth getting some popcorn and relaxing down for a couple of hours.
Any film set in the 1960s featuring a colored person fighting the judiciary would scream “civil rights movement”, but ‘Loving’ is not any ordinary film for it is a brilliantly enacted personal account of an interracial couple that shows a lot of admirable restraint and remains resolute!
Hidden Figures pays a glorious tribute to its leads whose contributions mattered significantly in times when they were typically sidelined due to race & gender. It has all the ingredients that make stories of ‘odds defying’ characters succeed but the optimistic treatment prevents it from elevating to something special.
Disney goes all-in with ‘Moana’ to create a whole world of imaginary characters with great depth of character traits as well. When they spring to life backed by top-notch technical wizardry and brilliant songs, the movie is nothing short of a marvel!