alysson’s review published on Letterboxd:
This is going to be so hard to write for me because most of this is going to sound so biased because a) I'm a sucker for this kind of films that follow artists and their lives and their tragedies and b) I love Lady Gaga, she has been one of the most important artists in my life and she has definitely influenced a lot of my creative style til this day. I tried to go with my mind as blank and as far away from the whole "Oscar worthy" vibe which I think that helped a lot, also the fact that the theater was packed and people reacting to same things as I was a good distraction from overthinking it. The chemistry was between was definitely there which I think it's a part of why it works because at the end this is more character driven than anything, you are supposed to be immersed in what they are thinking and how they are feeling. And I know a lot of people don't like how it was mostly to show how Ally was a good singer but god, I loved seeing her just giving it her all. The fact that I teared up with just the title card explains enough about how I feel.