A Star Is Born ★★

best picture showcase: film #8

“maybe i fucking failed you”

i just can’t do it, i can’t take this seriously anymore. the first act is so exciting and the movie definitely peaks when they perform “shallow”, but for me it takes a complete nose dive after that. jackson’s character is such a mess and it’s incredibly off putting, and honestly i don’t care if that was the whole point anymore. it’s just too long and doesn’t work for me as a melodrama. i’m really happy for people that connect with this, but i’m over it