A STAR IS BORN
Directed by FRANK PIERSON
Screenplay by JOHN GREGORY DUNNE, JOAN DIDION and FRANK PIERSON
Rock 'n' roll is not the only problem with A Star Is Born, nor even the basic one. Still, it is a fair place to start.
The trouble with rock 'n' roll in A Star Is Born is that there isn't any. The soundtrack is filled with homogenized harmonics passing for rock, but not a single song is good enough even to be counterfeit. There are whimpy ballads and, on occasion, an up-tempo number that might make...