❉ Featuring a number of outstanding songs, A Star Is Born is one of those rare films that manages to live up to its hype. Ben Peyton goes ga-ga.
❉ The Stranglers’ debut LP is forty years old and still unassailable.
❉ Evergreen! Shagpile rugs! That perm! Sex in a bathtub! Mega outdoor concerts! More F-Bombs than you can count! ‘A Star Is Born’ is camp as Christmas itself.