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In 1999 when teenage sisters Celeste and Eleanor survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of catastrophe - while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, the now 31-year-old Celeste is mother to a teenage daughter of her own and struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Vox Lux opens with a shock to the system – a scene so stark and well-crafted that its aftermath lingers even as it informs the life decisions of Celeste, the movie's central character. ...dead-on portrait of a lost soul who may never quite find herself but who makes an uneasy peace with what the world has made of her.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good The film is an onslaught, sometimes silly, sometimes profound, but always riveting and emotional, and dazzlingly sure of itself. There's not an uninteresting moment in the whole thing. "Vox Lux" is disorienting and ambitious, reaching for operatic Big Picture commentary...
Slant MagazineFull Review Poor ...a strange amalgam of rock-star clichés... Vox Lux‘s image of a popstar in decline is a concise one, but it's also unmistakably stale. ...the film abruptly wraps up with an extended concert sequence that presents a dimly parodic vision of contemporary art pop.
The GuardianFull Review Very Good Corbet and the gifted cinematographer Lol Crawley bring tremendous energy and momentum to the scenes of a young woman's rise in a broken pop universe — she's Madonna, Britney and Katy rolled into one confused pop princess.
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In 1999, teenage Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent tragedy. After singing at a memorial service, Celeste transforms into a burgeoning pop star with the help of her songwriter sister (Stacy Martin) and a talent manager (Jude Law). Celeste's meteoric rise to fame and concurrent loss of innocence dovetails with a shattering terrorist attack on the nation, elevating the young powerhouse to a new kind of celebrity: American icon, secular deity, global superstar. By 2017, adult Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mounting a comeback after a scandalous incident that derailed her career. Touring in support of her sixth album, a compendium of sci-fi anthems entitled "Vox Lux," the indomitable, foul-mouthed pop savior must overcome her personal and familial struggles to navigate motherhood, madness and monolithic fame in the Age of Terror.