Bradley Cooper (the Hangover films) turns writer-director-star in this remake of the remake of the remake of the remake of A Star Is Born. Cooper plays the burned-out stadium rock star who discovers a golden-voiced ingénue (Lady Gaga) whom he mentors to stardom. (Only to find himself eclipsed and drowning his sorrows in booze.) Lady Gaga is a revelation as both a natural actress and as a stripped-down singer. Unfortunately, the film's first half (featuring lots of romance, concert footage and dreams coming true) is better than the second half (all bad behavior, melodrama and weeping).FULL REVIEW:A star is rebooted in familiar musical melodrama by Devin D. O’Leary (10/4/2018). 135 minutes R.