A Star is Born review

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WOW!!  A Star is Born is an amazing film! Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are unbelievable! This is possibly the greatest performance of Cooper’s career, and Gaga is mesmerizing. You can’t take your eyes off her. They are backed up by a supporting cast (Sam Elliot, Dave Chappelle, Andrew Dice Clay, Anthony Ramos) who more than carry their own weight. The script is really great, giving  the cast a story to tell that is so real, honest, and heartbreaking.

Bradley Cooper also directs, and does a fantastic job, somehow finding a way to balance so many powerhouse performances. Nobody ever gets in the way, they all just support, and reinforce each others performance. I loved the cinematography as well. It feels grand at times to capture the spectacle of fame, claustrophobic in crowds, and intimate when it needs to be for character.

I feel I’ll see this again at least once more, to further appreciate it. This is human story telling through the medium of film at it’s finest. Highly recommended!

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