Hol­ly­wood goes to Washington

Toronto Star - - ENTERTAINMENT -

As cov­er­age of the U.S. elec­tion cam­paign blan­kets the air­waves and so­cial me­dia, the film world has kept pace with sev­eral new biopics about cur­rent and past Amer­i­can pres­i­dents. A dra­ma­tized ac­count of Barack Obama’s first date with wife, Michelle, is the cen­tre­piece of South­side With You, while the Net­flix-bound Barry ex­plores Obama’s life in 1981 New York while at­tend­ing Columbia Univer­sity.

Jackie fol­lows Jac­que­line Kennedy in the af­ter­math of John F. Kennedy’s as­sas­si­na­tion,” while LBJ chron­i­cles the as­cen­sion of vi­cepres­i­dent Lyn­don B. John­son to com­man­der-in-chief after JFK’s slay­ing.

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