It’s a rare remake that outshines the original, and in the case of Wednesday’s “A Star is Born” (2018), it has outscored all three of its predecessors (Judy Garland in 1954, Janet Gaynor in 1937, and Barbra Streisand in 1976).
In fact, according to racetrack odds, this version is the favorite to win the Oscar for Best picture, neck and neck with Cuaron’s “Roma.”
It’s also in the running for nominations for Best Actor and Best Director (Bradley Cooper), Best Actress (Lady Gaga), Supporting Actor (Sam Elliott), Original Song, Film Editing, and Adapted Screenplay. It tells the age-old story of fleeting fame and meteoric rise in the game called show business.
It is the pick for today’s movie night.
Movie night at Il Caffé, a charming Italian restaurant on a pedestrian road behind the Peón Contreras theater. Have dinner on your own at 6 to enjoy a free movie, aimed at English-speaking audiences, at 7.
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