Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post Published 9:37 am PST, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Natalie Portman, left, stars in "Vox Lux" with Raffey Cassidy, who plays two roles. Natalie Portman, left, stars in "Vox Lux" with Raffey Cassidy, who plays two roles. Photo: Atsushi Nishijima, Neon Photo: Atsushi Nishijima, Neon Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Natalie Portman, left, stars in "Vox Lux" with Raffey Cassidy, who plays two roles. Natalie Portman, left, stars in "Vox Lux" with Raffey Cassidy, who plays two roles. Photo: Atsushi Nishijima, Neon In 'Vox Lux,' Natalie Portman gets top billing but is upstaged by an actress you've never heard of 1 / 3 Back to Gallery Natalie … [Read more...] about In ‘Vox Lux,’ Natalie Portman gets top billing but is upstaged by an actress you’ve never heard of
Neon Natalie Portman stars as a mass-shooting survivor who becomes a pop star in "Vox Lux." Neon Natalie Portman, left, and Raffey Cassidy appear in a scene from "Vox Lux." Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Orion Pictures Ella Hunt stars as a high schooler who fights zombies during a holiday attack in "Anna and the Apocalypse." Orion Pictures Ella Hunt, left, and Malcolm Cumming appear in a scene from "Anna and the Apocalypse." Shoebox Films From left, Rupert Graves, Jim Carter, Robert Daws, Thomas Turgoose and Adeel Akhtar star in "Swimming with Men." CBS Films Willem Dafoe gives a command performance as painter Vincent Van Gogh in "At Eternity's Gate." Show Caption of Expand By Randy Myers, Correspondent | Bay Area News Group December 5, 2018 at 11:00 am Hollywood takes a bit of a holiday this week, with fewer blockbusters getting released while the indies take over. One film sparking interest is “Vox Lux.” Oscar … [Read more...] about Weekend movie guide: Can Natalie Portman rock our world?
By Rob Lowman | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: November 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm | UPDATED: November 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm It’s the holidays, and that means there are plenty of films coming out before the end of 2018. As usual, at this time of year, some of them are only dropping by for Oscar-qualifying runs, mostly documentaries and foreign-language films. However, there are plenty, like “The Favourite,” “Roma,” “On the Basis of Sex,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Mary Queen of Scots,” “The Mule,” and “Vice,” that will staying around and be on academy members minds come nomination time. Scene from “Ralph Breaks the Internet” Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures) Wood Harris stars as Tony ‘Little Duke’ Burton and (ctr) Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed in CREED II, a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures film. Credit: Barry Wetcher / Metro Goldwyn Mayer … [Read more...] about Here are 61 movies coming to theaters this holiday 2018 season
Does Natalie Portman's music drama hit the right notes? By Danielle White, 1:00PM, Fri. Oct. 26, 2018 Tweet print write a letter In Brady Corbet’s musical drama Vox Lux, a star isn’t so much born as forged and shaped by the blunt force of trauma. The film takes a pseudo-documentary approach to telling of the rise and rebirth (don’t call it a comeback) of Gaga-esque pop star Celeste (played as a teen by Raffey Cassidy, then Natalie Portman as an adult) whose career begins when she catches media attention after a life-altering tragedy. There’s nothing happy in this story – even moments that should be hopeful, like when Celeste first goes to NYC with her sister (Stacy Martin) and manager (Jude Law) to shop record labels, the scenes of the city are marked by low shots of towering, cold buildings and punctuated by a brutal drum beat. Fame is reining her in with its dark magic. The timeline omits about 15 years of Celeste’s life, suturing the … [Read more...] about Austin Film Festival Review: Vox Lux
In this year's edition, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival will screen a total of 164 films, including 33 narrative films, 16 documentary films and 115 shorts, more than any year before. The festival will kick off on Saturday, Oct. 27, with the Opening Night Gala Screening of Roma, directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The actresses from the film Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira, along with producer Gabriela Rodriguez will be in attendance. The Centerpiece Gala will be If Beale Street Could Talk, written and directed by Barry Jenkins and starring festival honorees Stephan James and KiKi Layne. All three will be in attendance. The festival will close on Saturday, Nov. 3 with the Closing Gala Screening of Green Book, directed by Peter Farrelly and starring Viggo Mortensen and 2016 festival honoree Mahershala Ali. The 2018 schedule includes Gala, Docs to Watch, Signature and Professional Competition screenings, along with Global Shorts Forum and “Wonder Women” forum … [Read more...] about SCAD announces lineup for 21st annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival