Jackie – Netflix

Natalie Portman stars in this compelling portrait of one of the 20th century’s most iconic women, Jackie Kennedy

Natalie Portman stars in this compelling portrait of one of the 20th century’s most iconic women, Jackie Kennedy.

She conveys a mix of traumatised frailty and steely resolve as Pablo Larraín’s film ricochets between events in the hours and days following her husband John F Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas in November 1963.

Anaesthetised by shock and reeling with grief, Jackie also proves her resilience, too.

Portman is not perfect, but her portrayal of shell-shocked sorrow is searing in its intensity. Peter Sarsgaard (Bobby Kennedy), Greta Gerwig (social secretary Nancy Tuckerman) and John Hurt (a shrewd Roman Catholic priest) provide strong supporting turns, too.