John Hurt

Jackie isn’t standard biopic fare, but instead a hugely resonant examination of conflicting emotions, grief in the spotlight, and the blurry lines between real people and myth-making.


‘Jackie’ is the story of one woman’s attempt to put the pieces of her life back together following an unspeakable tragedy, and what that means when one is doing it on the biggest, most public of stages.


In ‘Melancholia,’ Lars von Trier has created a deeply personal examination of the the extremes of depression. Is the end of the world real or metaphorical? Is the science behind it sound? These questions are ultimately irrelevant, as the movie forces the viewer to deal with fear on a personal level as well. This isn’t a film about the “global” end of the world. It’s a film about what the end of the world inside one person feels like.