Vox Lux ★★★★½

A non-stop lit firecracker in your hand. An absolutely singular — and perhaps the only? — film about a contemporary pop star from a generation raised on trauma, and the burden of having to be both the escapist entertainment and political voice for the entire world watching your every move. As audacious and heightened as the times it’s set in. Natalie Portman gives a performance from another planet. Jude Law is greasily great.

Also, it’s pretty clear that Brady Corbet really likes the “Victor’s trip to Europe” sequence from “Rules Of Attraction.”