Bradley Cooper becomes the legendary conductor and composer in his biopic about Leonard Bernstein’s career and marriage to Costa Rican-Chilean-American actress Felicia Montealegre Cohn. Cooper and Carey Mulligan deliver a glittering, complex portrait that radiates with the rhythms and melodic themes of Bernstein’s music. This film may have been made by Netflix, but it was produced by Spielberg (and for a brief moment, Scorsese) and was also made to be seen on the big screen. The experience of watching and hearing the film, with its exceptional sound mix on the Crandell’s stereo cinema speakers, is almost as good as being there.
“Maestro is the closest thing to perfection I’ve seen on the screen in a very long time. When the elements combine, you get a film as welcome and rare as a perfect Christmas morning. Maestro is a masterpiece.” — Rex Reed, Observer
“Maestro holds its contradictions in balance; it sees the complexity and the tragedy of Lenny and Felicia’s romance, and also its undeniable tenderness and passion.” — Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
Bradley Cooper, Josh Singer
Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Matt Bomer