Vox Lux ★★★★½

AFI 2018: film #3

“this is your show”

completely striking, i held my breath the entire time. there are sequences here that STUN, either in a positive or negative way, depending on the person watching. it often drips with sickly humor and the way the camera moves and the way scenes cut from one to the next are almost too slick to be believed. and while the appeal for most is natalie portman, raffey cassidy is alarmingly good and gives one of the most surprising performances i’ve seen in a while

this is probably a love it or hate it kind of movie, but i was really invested. this isn’t the pop star epic you’re expecting, but if given a chance, it’s a totally new kind of experience. and for me, that’s a beautiful thing

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