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The First Trailer Was Released For "Maestro" And Bradley Cooper Is Clearly Going For The Oscar

Bradley Cooper is one of those guys that's good at everything. He started off as really an actor, then we found out he could sing for some reason, and then he directed a movie. That movie was "A Star Is Born," one of my favorite movies of the last ten years. He's back in the director's chair for this one directing "Maestro," a long, winding love story about a musical composer and his wife. 

Trailers lie all the time. It's impossible to judge what the quality of a film will be when you've only seen two minutes of it at the most. But this is a well-put-together trailer. Visually this move is going to look really cool. Bradley Cooper did such an excellent job directing "A Star Is Born," when you look at "Maestro," I think it will probably have a pretty unique style as well. It's a period piece, with many scenes appearing to be shot in black and white. It will come across as very artsy, which is good if done right.

This movie will be one of two things. Either it will be a beautiful, soulful drama that gets nominated for many awards or one of those big-time failed Oscar-bait movies. Bradley Cooper, as has Carey Mulligan, has been a made person in Hollywood for a while. The one thing that each of them does not have is an Academy Award win. Cooper's best shot was when he starred alongside Lady Gaga in "A Star Is Born." He lost out that you were Rami Malek, who won Best Actor for "Bohemian Rhapsody." Carey Mulligan plays the love interest in this, and she is great in everything. The last time she had a starring role in the film was "Promising Young Woman," my favorite film of 2020. Her performance was undoubtedly one of the most versatile and best I've ever seen. She should've won the academy award for that but she didn't. 

I have no idea how good or bad this movie will be, but it's obvious that a ton of effort is put into it. Netflix, in recent history, has had a good stretch of putting some of these Oscar-caliber movies on Netflix. I know that "The Irishman" got shut out at the Oscars, but it was a critical and financial success, and they also were responsible for releasing "Marriage Story," which was excellent. 

As Barstool's resident curmudgeon, I don't really get excited about movies that much anymore. The days of me having a most anticipated list for the year is a thing of the past. But I am intrigued by this. It's the kind of movie I hope is very successful with critics and audiences. It's an entirely original idea and is a massive passion project for Bradley Cooper. We'll see what happens. I'm rooting for it.