A Star Is Born ★★★★

"It's not your fault, it's a disease."

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"You know whose fault it is? Jack's. No one but his."

Maybe I'll write some thoughts on this later but right now it seems really brave and impressive and honest in regards to how much Cooper throws himself on the line here. To me it seems less about the subject of the title and more about (and this is really brought on by the pivot towards Cooper in the 2nd half) being in love with someone with an addiction problem, and how difficult it can be to be in love with someone who doesn't have any self respect. The two above quotes isn't meant as one being an answer to the previous one, but that they are both answers, and that there are no answers. The more it sits with me, the less the film seems scattered and occasionally clumsy and more of a deeply moving ambiguity.

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