Rent Vox Lux (2018)

2.6 of 5 from 229 ratings
1h 50min
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Synopsis:
"Vox Lux" is a powerful and stylish portrait of a troubled pop star from writer-director Brady Corbet, which follows her rise from the ashes of a major national tragedy to global superstardom. Oscar winner Natalie Portman gives a remarkable performance as pop singer Celeste, who must overcome personal and familial struggles to mount a comeback with the help of her talent manager (Jude Law), after a scandalous incident that nearly derailed her career. Set over a 15 year period, this acclaimed and unique examination of modern celebrity features new songs by Sia and an original score by Scott Walker.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
D.J. Gugenheim, David Hinojosa, Andrew Lauren, David Litvak, Michel Litvak, Svetlana Metkina, Robert Salerno Sia, Christine Vachon, Gary Michael Walters, Brian Young
Writers:
Brady Corbet
Studio:
Curzon / Artificial Eye
Genres:
Drama, Music & Musicals
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/07/2019
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interview with Director Brady Corbet
  • Interview with Natalie Portman
  • Director Brady Corbet Talks Music
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/07/2019
Run Time:
114 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Interview with Director Brady Corbet
  • Interview with Natalie Portman
  • Director Brady Corbet Talks Music
  • Trailer

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Reviews (2) of Vox Lux

Not just boring, irritating as well - Vox Lux review by Alphaville

Spoiler Alert
24/08/2019

It opens with a shock but from then on it’s downhill all the way. Celeste becomes a pop singer. Fortunately we don’t have to sit through too many of the ditties she warbles, but unfortunately there’s little else going on except tons of pointless dialogue shot with bog-standard over-the-shoulder camera positions. Part I, with a teenage Celeste, is bad enough but, when Natalie Portman takes over for a thirty-something Celeste in Part 2, it’s awful. She acts her socks off in a grating voice while bonding with her teenage daughter and preparing for a concert.

Jude Law goes through the motions as her cliché of a manager, and Stacy Martin, so good in Redoubtable, is wasted as her sidekick sister. Only Raffey Cassidy, playing both the teenage Celeste and the older Celeste’s daughter, comes out of this with reputation enhanced. As for the songs, provided by Sia, well let’s just say that if you haven’t hit fast forward by the final concert, you will then.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Hollow showbiz drama, with some artistic pretentions - Vox Lux review by LC

Spoiler Alert
06/11/2019

This was ultimately a frustrating viewing experience, as this film seemed to offer so much more. It starts with a bang (quite literally), and the first half (starring Raffey Cassidy as the young lead) points towards an interesting take on the nature of fame, celebrity and the exploitation of tragic events. Despite a portentious voice-over from Willem Dafoe hinting at earth-shattering events to come, however, the film ultimately goes nowhere. Natlie Portman takes over as the older version of the lead character, and the film keeps threatening to explore interesting avenues (copycat violence, the pop star as religion), only to ultimately ignore them. Instead we get a final ten minute scene of a mind-numbingly dull arena show performance, with Portman very unconvincing in the role of Madonna/Lady Gaga-esque pop diva, some instantly forgettable songs and generic light show and backing dancers....and that's it. The film doesn't come to any kind of dramatic climax, it just stops. There are enough arty flourishes that it makes you feel like something deeper must be being explored, but ultimately it's the same bog-standard 'showbiz can f*** people up' story that's been told a million times before. Not entirely awful - a great opening, and I pretty much enjoyed most of the first half - but ultimately this story just fizzles out.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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