This week’s watch-list, although short, has us clearing out our weekend schedules to head to the cinema. Jessica Chastain and Natalie Portman deliver powerhouse performances in their dramatic portrayals of women in Washington. Portman takes on the iconic role of playing first lady Mrs. Kennedy Onassis during her darkest hour in JACKIE, while Chastain gets into character as a hard-nosed lobbyist in MISS SLOANE. Check out the clips below to get a taste of the drama that these two powerful women will be serving up on the big screen this weekend!
GENRE: Drama, Thriller
In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.
GENRE: Biography, Drama
Seen through the eyes of iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman), JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history – placing audiences in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” that they created and loved so well.