Natalie Portman’s 20 best film performances – ranked!

With Lucy in the Sky out next week, we rate the actor’s greatest roles from V for Vendetta to AnnihilationTerrence Malick films are never entirely without value, but this comes pretty close: a tiresomely self-indulgent and male-gazey homage to La life, tricked out with Malick’s late-phase tics that only restate the obtuseness of it all.

From the poster and publicity material, you would think that Portman plays a key part here, but no: she’s one of the gallery of women with whom a writer, Christian Bale, attempts to find meaning in his life.

Portman does quite a bit of moody frisking, from art gallery to hotel room to beach, but there’s not much to it.

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