Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, as Sigmund Freud said, yet often in the movies, a cigar means much, much more. It can symbolize power, stand in for the male phallus, or be representative of a lie, i.e. a smokescreen. Groucho Marx used his stogie to represent all three attributes in the characters he […]
“A Star Is Born” Spawns a Natural Born Filmmaker and Leading Lady. Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga Shine.
“A Star is Born” yet again, and this time so is a natural born filmmaker. Actor Bradley Cooper not only headlines the fourth version of the perennial love story, but he makes his directorial debut as well. It’s a stunning accomplishment. You’d expect an actor to be great at coaxing superb performances out of his […]