Some shots are beautiful, some are overwhelming, and others go on too long. However, the more I think about it, the more this movie will probably grow on me. Much like Moonlight oddly enough (which I now love). Also: score of the year, maybe?
I didn’t believe it until I saw it tonight, but the Oscar buzz on A Star is Born is real. Bradley Cooper has made one of the best directorial debuts in recent memory. The music (which will be stuck in my head for weeks) weaves in and out of this personally-told story, but never loses a beat when the volume is cranked. From top to bottom the music is flat-out sensational. Cooper is just as good in front of the…