A Star Is Born ★★★★★

We watched “A Star Is Born” again and I’m now convinced it’s a full-fledged masterpiece and that Bradley Cooper’s performance is Day-Lewisian in its power and specificity.  The script he co-wrote is also a banger: Jackson Maine spends the entire movie telling Ally she better have something to say — all while he himself has nothing to say but the same old songs. Ally, meanwhile, flourishes and her music finds its audience — and, finally, she allows Jackson to find his. It’s a weird read, but the star being born is maybe Jackson, who is able to remember what it’s like to see a true talent in Ally right before he dies. Anyway, this movie is awesome. Sean Penn and I finally have something in common?