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In 'Vox Lux,' Natalie Portman gets top billing but is upstaged by an actress you've never heard of

Dec 05, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

Natalie Portman is the putative headliner in "Vox Lux," an ambitious but ultimately ungraceful meditation on pop superstardom that spans decades, awkwardly weaving themes of school shootings, terrorism, obsessive fandom and post-traumatic stress into the psychological portrait of a singer whose career was born of tragedy.

But she is not the film's real star.

Like a true rock diva, Portman shows up late in the show, only after the audience has been kept waiting and waiting, entertaine...