‘A Star is Born’ could be an early Oscar contender

There is a stunning opening scene in “A Star Is Born” where Ally (Lady Gaga) sings the French classic, “La Vie En Rose,” at a drag bar and sitting in the audience is an inebriated rock star (Bradley Cooper) who falls instantly for the singer and her voice. What happens to him on screen also happened to me in the theater — you might call it a complicated case of instant attraction.