All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Winner of 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, The Artist is an awe-inspiring ode to the silent era of cinema and is filmed with such fine elegance & precision artistry that it was too difficult for me to wipe the grin off my face while watching it. An enthralling work of indelible charm, every frame of this silent feature pays its tribute in the most respectful manner possible but also succeeds in carving out its very own identity in the process.
Set in Hollywood during the years when talkies were being introduced into cinema, The Artist focuses on the relationship between a major silent film star & an aspiring young actress who bump into each other during the premiere of the former's…
Boy, was I disappointed.
I was looking forward to this film, of course fuelled by the hype surrounding it, the Oscar nominations it got and the prizes it had already won. For me it was merely a gimmicky, thinly stretched exercise in style.
Now don't get me wrong, I really appreciate what they were trying to do here. Anyone who wants to make an ode to cinema has got my vote and I applaud them for that. I just feel by wrapping it all in a flimsy, incredibly shallow plot they caused me to lose interest.
Dujardin's performance has been praised a lot, but I found him to be very one-dimensional. Sure he has got incredible charm and an unmistakable…
I liked the movie, but Best Picture...? Seriously!?
I was grinning like an idiot the entire time I was watching this film. Hard to pinpoint what exactly makes it so effortlessly endearing – I mean, there are many things – the slapstick is great, the music's lovely, the dog is adorable, the whole movie is just an energetic whirlwind of visual witticisms and delightful touches. But I think the real goodness comes from how confidently it flirts with the boundary between authenticity and kitsch... every scene is so well-rendered in the language of camp and irony that it makes the moments of cold, stark drama all the more horrific and powerful.
There is so much meta-commentary here on the magic of film – the way we surrender ourselves…
It looks great. It - perhaps ironically - sounds great. The acting is fine, particularly from Jean Dujardin and Uggie the dog. But while the novelty of a modern silent film is fun (with all due respect to Mel Brooks SILENT MOVIE), it feels more like a stylistic exercise or a short film stretched to feature length rather than a complete work. It's so slight and breezy, and instantly forgettable.
Une excellent hommage à la période des années 20.
Cela faisait un bout de temps que je voulais le voir du au fait qu'il ait remporté tellement de prix (Cannes, Oscar, ...).
Alors oui le film est bien, on comprend que le réalisateur à voulu rendre hommage au cinéma muet tout en appliquant une petite touche de modernité (le rêve, les plans, la fin, ...) et oui, Jean Dujardin & Bérénice Béjo ne se débrouillent pas trop mal ... mais de la à donner autant de prix à ce film, il y a un pas que je ne franchirai pas.
La musique par contre est excellente et rythme magnifiquement le film. A part cela toute l'histoire est ultra-classique (scénario, rebondissement, ...)
A voir pour la prouesse technique et en espérant que cela donnera envie aux gens de se plonger un peu plus dans les classiques.
Good movie. I expected more because Oscars nominations and stuff but I enjoyed it a lot.
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THE ARTIST (Michel Hazanavicius, 2011, mix) es mucho menos de lo que se está diciendo. Su idea tiene muchas posibilidades de dar fruto en algo original, o al menos en cierta inventiva metalingüística, tanto para un fin cómico como para uno dramático. Lastima que se quede en el enunciado: Parece ser que a muchos espectadores el polvoriento look del cine mudo les está sirviendo de estímulo aquí, pero me temo que pocos de estos espectadores estarían dispuestos a ver una de Guy Maddin (un tipo que sí se preocupa por utilizar lenguajes del pasado de una forma fecunda y original), o, sencillamente, los clásicos a los que Hazanavicius clama homenajear. ~ Cierto es…
This movie is just a pleasure to watch, I just get a smile every time watching this movie. I find the story simple and beautiful all in one.
'If only you would let me help you, George Valentin.'
A spoonful of cheesiness, a tinge of tragedy, a dab of playfulness, all doused in a conscious amount of melodrama; The Artist is a thoughtful and deftly made piece of film that is capable of making the audience cherish the days where none of us was even alive. More than an ode to silent cinema, The Artist is more than able to stand on its own. Its lightness and simplicity had me grinning stupidly throughout most of the movie.
Wonderfully acted, directed, scored, etc. I seriously regret putting off this movie for so long. It's funny, tragic, and so much more.
The film depicts an actor refusing to make the transition from silent films to "talkies" with such maturity and understanding, despite being filmed in 2011. There's a very clear reason that this film swept the 2011 Oscars, it's simply amazing.
My thought process while watching this movie:
5:00 - Oh no. Is this gonna be silent the whole time?
20:00 - I'm seriously considering turning this off.
30:00 - Whoa, something interesting actually happened! I'll keep watching. Maybe something like that will happen again.
1:40:00 - Nope.
Sorry, but I just don't have the attention span for this. It kinda reminded me of Singin' in the Rain (1952), except it was silent AND in black and white; two things which I openly dislike. So ya, that's about it. Sorry for being such an uncultured swine.
Enjoyable, but very slight.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014, now updated every mid-April.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the…