As the fall season continues to come into focus, “A Star is Born” remains the one movie with massive commercial potential coming out at the height of Oscar season. But the Bradley Cooper-directed update to this famous rags-to-riches saga has already become an internet meme weeks before its release. As the movie continues to gain traction, there are still many questions about its long-term appeal: Will Cooper’s movie dominate a dense season or is it dwarfed by some of the more audacious contenders? And how will “Roma,” “The Favourite,” and other major contenders complicate the conversation?
In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss the prospects of “A Star is Born” as its profile grows. They also anticipate the New York Film Festival, Clint Eastwood’s unexpected December release, talk through the commercial failure of Michael Moore’s latest effort, and survey the documentary contenders from DOC NYC’s Short List.
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