With the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency on the horizon, there's been speculation about whether her First Spouse would wield undue influence in the prospective administration. But Pablo Larraín's Jackie, which dwells on the days immediately following the Kennedy assassination, suggests that powerful presidential partners are hardly a new phenomenon, even if they found it more effective to work in secret in the past.
Over a career spanning nearly 50 years, the German filmmaker Werner Herzog, 73, has managed to gracefully pivot from outrageous and eccentric narrative films (“Aguirre: Wrath of God,” “Fitzcarraldo”) to poignant and poetic documentaries (“Cave of Forgotten Dreams”). Now, Mr. Herzog has set his eye on the internet, or what he calls “the thing.”
A chorus of outrage followed the release on Thursday of the first trailer for The Great Wall, a fantasy adventure set in China more than 1,000 years ago, which stars the white Hollywood star Matt Damon in the lead role.