With the new version of A Star is Born in the theater, it's a good time to dip into one of Hollywood's favorite playgrounds: films about stars, star-making, and the perils of success. From the late-70s SoCal porn world of Boogie Nights to the backstage machinations of All About Eve to Charlie Chaplin as the fading star Calvero in Limelight (pictured), take a peek behind the curtain.
Staff Pick of the Day
Directed by Richard Bates, Jr.
A surgery-obsessed teen struggles with her outcast status while trying to save her sister from the ravaging effects of cystic fibrosis in this genre-bending shocker. Fans of 21st century horror should recognize elements that also define films like Raw and May. Featuring Traci Lords as a suburban mom and John Waters as a priest. (Available on Tubi TV, Shudder, and the Roku Channel)