A Star Was Born, and I Can’t Stop Thinking About It

‘A Star is Born’ continues to affect me. This is my attempt to give words to why.

Clay Enos, 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Bradley Cooper’s Jackson Maine, the fading star from A Star is Born, is hunkered, slurry, and hard to know. He’s a drunk — his speech is floundering, round-about bullshit that rarely, if ever, brightens with the truthful and artistic clarity…