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Vox Lux Rated 15

Vox Lux

Dir. Brady Corbet. USA, 2018. 1h 55m. Starring Natalie Portman, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Jennifer Ehle, Christopher Abbott, Raffey Cassidy.

The rise and fall of a pop star – catapulted to fame after surviving a high school shooting, yet criticised by the media as she becomes older and more cynical. Bradley Corbet’s (Childhood of a Leader) provocative and darkly funny examination of the allures and pitfalls fame in the 21st-century.

‘There is an audacity and extravagance to [Portman's] work that few actresses would dare attempt, let alone be allowed to get away with.’ ★★★★★ Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

‘Vox Lux does what good pop songs do - it shushes your doubts and quickens your pulse.’ ★★★★ Dany Leigh, The FT