I agree with your way of looking at films and shows. What I object to, and it's like click bait to me, are dismissive statements like "it's a mess." You are more than capable of educated critique, you have shown it time and time again on this board. but when folks start their discussing minute details of a movie (like faulty continuity, or a faulty rhyme) without first acknowledging the achievement of the whole, I feel compelled to defend it! As for A Star is Born, I love watching the alternative versions of The Man That Got Away, for instance. Cukor kept filming it with Garland in different outfits and hair and setups until he found the perfect mix that highlighted (not the band). Perhaps it doesn't match with her earlier in the evening but it is emotionally and artistically satisfying.