A STAR IS BORN
A STAR is reborn in the third remake of the rags-to-riches fairy tale, which originally starred Janet Gaynor and Fredric March.
The 21st-century twinkling doesn’t emanate from pop chameleon turned award-winning actor Lady Gaga, who is undeniably luminous as a naive and vulnerable ingenue rocketing into the musical firmament.
No, the film’s retinasearing ball of light is Bradley Cooper as her grizzled mentor and lover. The leading man nestles confidently into the director’s chair for his debut feature but he truly dazzles in front of the camera, drenched in the sweat and selfloathing of a boozesoaked showman who is staggering towards the precipice of oblivion.
Screen chemistry between the two leads is molten and you can almost feel the heat in breathlessly choreographed bedroom scenes.
Lady Gaga as Ally and Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine