Venice first look: Vox Lux is a roili...

Venice first look: Vox Lux is a roiling satire of post-traumatic popsploitation

Raffey Cassidy and Natalie Portman play a mass-shooting survivor turned pop puppet coming apart at the seams in Brady Corbet's turbo-burlesque, in which fame is just another form of assault. Brady Corbet 's precocious debut feature The Childhood of a Leader , a decades-spanning portrait of a fictional European dictator's formative years, was an austere exercise in slow-burning dread.

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