lucan’s review published on Letterboxd:
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Brady Corbet's Vox Lux is a wholly daring movie led by a unique vision of a director who is sure to have a sturdy future. The screenplay sings social commentary to the audience like a glib pop song, but this movie truly remains engaging from start to finish primarily because of its likeable originality. The in-the-face commentary and the sometimes over-the-top (intentional) acting from a phenomenal Natalie Portman are fitting to the themes of this film and subject matter; The satire is the expensive in-trend clothing as it walks between us, the paparazzi, like it were a god. Flash! Click! Flash! 📸 - but the core of Corbet's second feature is the pain behind the magazine front covers, the overload of social media, but most importantly it looks past the hoax of stardom. What comes underneath is, well, darkness.