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Posted: 8/31/18 at 2:00pm

https://variety.com/2018/film/reviews/a-star-is-born-review-lady-gaga-bradley-cooper-1202922858/I can’t wait! https://variety.com/2018/film/reviews/a-star-is-born-review-lady-gaga-bradley-cooper-1202922858/

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 2:03pm

"Lady Gaga mesmerises in Streisand's shoes"

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/31/a-star-is-born-review-lady-gaga-bradley-cooper

 

"Lady Gaga delivers a knockout performance in A Star Is Born"

http://time.com/5382763/a-star-is-born-review/

 

"Lady Gaga electrifies in a Hollywood musical for the ages"

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/star-born-review-lady-gaga-electrifies-hollywood-musical-ages/

 

Dear God, I cannot wait.

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 3:32pm

I have a screening at the DGA in two weeks. I am pumped.

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 3:54pm

I'm a huge fan of Judy Garland, so interesting that they are comparing Lady Gaga to "Streisand's shoes"...

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 3:55pm

Oh lawd, Glenn Close is SHOOK.

This was supposed to be her year in a cakewalk. 

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 4:06pm

It absolutely makes no sense that Glenn Close has three Tony Awards and ZERO Academy Awards!

I am happy about these reviews, and it's really nice to see Gaga receive absolute raves for her performance, considering she's never acted in a film in this vicinity before...

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 4:09pm

Solipsist234 said: "It absolutely makes no sense thatGlenn Close has three Tony Awards and ZERO Academy Awards!

I am happy about these reviews, and it's really niceto see Gaga receive absolute raves for her performance, considering she's never acted in a film in this vicinity before...
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Not really, she makes great tv shows/tv movies and appears in very average films.

She hasn't had a great 'film' performance/role in what 20 years?

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 4:11pm
I was already excited but damn.. I cannot wait for September 14th when i am seeing it at TIFF.
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Posted: 8/31/18 at 4:18pm

One quote from the Time review has actually made me a lot more interested than I was before:

"The basic Star is Born story is geared so you pity the man almost more than you admire the woman. In every version, the man threatens to steal the show with his own degradation; the woman’s protective fortitude is far less interesting. But as an actor, Cooper fades into the corner at just the right moments, allowing Gaga to shine."

That was my fundamental issue with the existence of this remake: the whole broken-man-loves-manic-pixie-dream-girl story is so incredibly tired and always geared towards the broken man's angst, which stops being interesting after the fiftieth iteration. It's nice to hear that this version, at least, seems to foreground the Gaga character's story instead of making her simply a means to facilitate another's story. 

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 4:24pm

I wasn't too interested in this until I saw the trailer (when seeing the AMAZING BlackkKlansman) and I was pretty blown away by what I saw.  THESE reviews are just adding fuel to that fire!

If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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Posted: 8/31/18 at 4:42pm

At the Venice Film Festival. A star is born, indeed!

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 4:59pm

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 5:03pm

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 5:10pm
Gaga has always been the kind of star I have respected even when I haven’t loved her work (though I have *loved* some of her work), because she has always been utterly committed and seems to be genuinely passionate about every single thing she does. This movie sounds like it’ll catapult her to a whole new stratosphere of her stardom and I am 100% here for it. So happy to see the early reviews are so solid.
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Posted: 8/31/18 at 6:45pm
It’s being reported that the film got a 8 minute standing ovation .
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Posted: 8/31/18 at 7:19pm

Great...now Lady Gaga is going to win an Oscar over Glenn Close in the same way Emma Stone beat Isabelle Huppert and Jennifer Lawrence beat Emmanuelle Riva. When there's a choice between a shiny younger model doing a more boisterous and lovable performance in an easy-to-digest film and an older, more skilled actress giving a more nuanced and complicated performance in a smaller seen more complicated film, the old men in the Academy go for the younger model.

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 7:22pm

ScottyDoesn'tKnow2 said: "Great...now Lady Gaga is going to win an Oscar over Glenn Close in the same way Emma Stone beat Isabelle Huppert and Jennifer Lawrence beat Emmanuelle Riva. When there's a choice between a shiny younger model doing a more boisterous and lovable performance in an easy-to-digest filmand an older, more skilled actress giving a more nuanced and complicated performance in a smaller seen more complicated film, the old men in the Academy go for the younger model."

So you’ve seen both performances?

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 7:36pm

It doesn't matter. These things are predictable and repeat themselves.

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 7:42pm

ScottyDoesn'tKnow2 said: "Great...now Lady Gaga is going to win an Oscar over Glenn Close in the same way Emma Stone beat Isabelle Huppert and Jennifer Lawrence beat Emmanuelle Riva. When there's a choice between a shiny younger model doing a more boisterous and lovable performance in an easy-to-digest filmand an older, more skilled actress giving a more nuanced and complicated performance in a smaller seen more complicated film, the old men in the Academy go for the younger model."

Deep breaths.

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 7:49pm
Though the premise is a fourth-over retread, I was more excited by the fact that the score is wholly original.

Good or not, I get really excited when an original musical score gets the film treatment. (Yes, even Burlesque)
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Posted: 8/31/18 at 7:51pm
Who says Lady Gaga will even be nominated? These are reviews from three people. Hundreds vote in the Oscars.
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Posted: 8/31/18 at 8:24pm

ScottyDoesn'tKnow2 said: "Great...now Lady Gaga is going to win an Oscar over Glenn Close in the same way Emma Stone beat Isabelle Huppert and Jennifer Lawrence beat Emmanuelle Riva. When there's a choice between a shiny younger model doing a more boisterous and lovable performance in an easy-to-digest filmand an older, more skilled actress giving a more nuanced and complicated performance in a smaller seen more complicated film, the old men in the Academy go for the younger model."

While I agree re Huppert and Stone was crud, I have never actually heard a single person who understood what was even going on in that film and yet everyone wanted to give her an award for it...

 

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 8:25pm

The Distinctive Baritone said: "Who says Lady Gaga will even be nominated? These are reviews from three people. Hundreds vote in the Oscars."

They'll give her the Golden Globe for Musical/Comedy like they did for Madonna just to shut the stans up.

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Posted: 8/31/18 at 8:40pm
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Posted: 8/31/18 at 9:29pm

Oscars? Y'all are getting way ahead of yourselves. lol

Those were the strongest 4 reviews, with others (notably EW) saying she's still a bit wooden. 

That said, if it's a massive hit, that could boost her chances come award season. I predict some festival wins for cred and a Golden Globe win, at most.




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