"A Star is Born" shows Gaga at her best

12 October, 2018, 04:41 | Author: Valerie Santiago
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Luckily, Bradley Cooper found the answer while filming A Star Is Born. From the outside, Bowie had it all in 1975: He was the toast of Los Angeles, the biggest music star of the decade, who had just finished filming his first starring movie role in The Man Who Fell to Earth, and he was about to embark on a world tour. Jay Sullivan met her in 2000 and she wrote a memoir in 2013 named Rivington Was Ours: Lady Gaga, the Lower East Side, and the Prime of Our Lives. Her career soars, thanks to their collaboration, while his sinks, thanks to his substance abuse. With scathing reviews like "Machete Kills" and a Golden Raspberry nomination under her belt, it's hard to blame her. People wanted to see her fail, and she did. A Star is Born is one of the year's best movies; Cooper and Gaga are one of the all-time great screen pairings.

Opposite dreamboat actor and director Bradley Cooper, Gaga joins a long list of Hollywood darlings to take a stab at the leading female role in the fifth remake of "A Star Is Born".

ET's Keltie Knight spoke with the "Bad at Love" singer at the 2018 American Music Awards on Tuesday, where she opened up about her cameo in the "poignant" film. But as Ally's spotlight widens, his own slowly diminishes and the all-American rockstar falls from grace and the grasp of his onscreen partner. Her final number in the film will cause your eyes to fill.

The soundtrack - largely written and arranged by Cooper, GaGa and Lukas Nelson, son of perpetual cannabis cowboy, Willie Nelson - speaks superbly to each phase of the union between Jackson and Ally.

Speaking of the Streisand version, Cooper's film makes many obvious nods to it: Jackson's Kris Kristofferson look; an examination of Gaga's big lovely nose (just like Streisand's) and even a moment including fake eyebrows. He's smitten. The night's courtship is capped by an impromptu solo by Ally in the parking lot of an all-night grocery store, her soulful voice piercing the neon-lit air. When he discovers that she also writes attractive music but won't go on stage because of her insecurities, he's determined to expose Ally's gift. The pairing of Cooper and Gaga was meant to be. The film is set to expand nationwide in the next two weeks. During an interview with The Washington Post, Cooper mentioned that he's always had a passion for film.

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For Lady GaGa fans, this is a must see.

Gaga nails her vocal performance, but the real surprise is Cooper. There's so much going on in this film, and the fact that Cooper is able to weave all of these emotionally potent threads into such a heartrendingly attractive tapestry is a triumph. His performance does not require prosthetics or an accent to depart from his pretty boy, rom-com days.

The management of Bradley Cooper # 8217; is surprisingly wonderful. Riggan Thomson, meet Jackson Maine, who shares your stupor. Unlike Gaga, Cooper isn't tapping into any past experience but rather giving a master class in disappearing into a character. We'll probably have a different opinion after watching the movie once it debuts here.

"The Barbara version was the one that turned a corner where the first two were about actresses going to the Oscars, and the next two are about singers going to the Grammy's in their films", notes Jay. The film never hones in on the source of Jackson's torment to any discernable degree but trusts that viewers will cast their imagination in Cooper's infectious torment. Elliott and his iconic moustache play Jackson's older brother Bobby, and the brothers" blood-relation subplot adds depth and pathos to Jackson, making him more relatable than Kris Kristofferson's one-dimensional dirtbag character from the (barely watchable) "76 Barbra Streisand version.

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