What to Watch This December

Your guide to the month’s must-watch movies, TV shows, and series to stream online.

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Jackie and Neruda

Director Pablo Lorrain serves as a poster boy for the ambitious and nuanced cinema coming out of Chile these days. December offers two different films with two angles on the auteur’s gifts: For those who love subtitles, Lorrain’s biopic Neruda is an appropriately experimental tribute to Chile’s world-renowned poet/politician. But its Jackie that’s been getting all the buzz, thanks to Natalie Portman’s breathtaking performance as the iconic first lady grappling with the aftermath of her husband’s assassination. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with either, and both will help you fill out your Oscar ballot. “Jackie” In theaters December 2; foxsearchlight.com. “Neruda” in theaters December 16; youtube.com.