A Star is Born reviews

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Re: A Star is Born reviews

Postby Sabin » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:10 pm

I have a friend who is a film critic at Toronto. At this point, he has seen First Man, A Star is Born, Widows, and a few others I'm not recalling at this moment. While he didn't love A Star is Born (he gave it a "B"), he said he could very easily see it winning Best Picture.

That said, he also thought that The Shape of Water had no chance after seeing it at Toronto last year. To be fair, I still don't know how that happened.
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Re: A Star is Born reviews

Postby Precious Doll » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:40 am

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Not that it matters much, but the Italian reviews are slightly less enthusiastic. They all seem to agree, though, that the two leads (yes, even Lady Gaga) are very good - but then again, these are the internet critics, and now I tend to be skeptical of the opinions of anyone younger than 40 :)
But - seriously - this really should be better than at least the Streisand version.


I'm very weary of this, despite the stellar reviews. I saw the trailer at the cinema about a week or so ago and it looks like nothing more than a remake of the terrible 1976 version, and yes it can only be better than that one.

Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian gives the film 5 stars, yet the review reads like a 3.5 star film at best:

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/a ... ley-cooper

I really didn't want to see this film but it looks bound for nominations, at the very least a song or two. To make matters worse the Bradley Cooper character suffers from tinnitus (amongst other things). I had a dose of that about 8 years ago and it drove me bat shit crazy - at least I've been forewarned, thanks Peter!
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Re: A Star is Born reviews

Postby Sabin » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:54 pm

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Strong reviews in general, with the Gleib in over-the-moon mode.

This film looks tailor made for him.
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Re: A Star is Born reviews

Postby ITALIANO » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:51 pm



Not that it matters much, but the Italian reviews are slightly less enthusiastic. They all seem to agree, though, that the two leads (yes, even Lady Gaga) are very good - but then again, these are the internet critics, and now I tend to be skeptical of the opinions of anyone younger than 40 :)
But - seriously - this really should be better than at least the Streisand version.


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A Star is Born reviews

Postby flipp525 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:25 pm

The newest remake of A Star is Born starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (and also directed by the latter) has been pushed to October 2018 from an original May release date in order to make a run for awards consideration.

Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand have both openly gushed about the film. Could this become a contender? Cooper at a bare minimum should be taken seriously as he has racked up quite a few nominations in the past decade. Lady Gaga I’m not sure of but, as evidenced most recently by Mary J. Blige’s nomination, the Academy finds it fun to nominate singers.
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