Tagged: Natalie Portman

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Vox Lux: God Is a Woman, by Josh Long

The transition from actor to director isn’t always a smooth one but Brady Corbet is making that move quietly and deftly. His debut feature, 2015’s haunting The Childhood of a Leader flew under the radar for most moviegoers, but was...

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“Messy” Melodrama, by Scott Nye

I can hardly imagine when melodrama hasn’t excited me, nor indeed a time when it hasn’t been casually dismissed; either as an easy shorthand for emotive performance, or as a genre entirely. As the cultural pendulum has swung more and...