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.
I liked the movie, but Best Picture...? Seriously!?
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 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.
In the past couple of years we have had a number of films look back to fertile periods of cinema’s history; from Scorsese’s love letter to the pioneering greats in Hugo to the Spielbergian fan-fiction of Abrams’, Super 8. Whilst both were undoubtedly affectionate towards those movies that inspired them the end results were rather lifeless and never quite recaptured the true brilliance of the film’s that initially influenced them. Despite the plethora of awards I was fully expecting The Artist to be another handsomely made but hollow facsimile of past greats, but on this occasion it pleases me to be very wrong indeed.
The Artist ended up being not only a loving homage to the silent era of Hollywood…
Brillante de principio a fin como eran los tiempos de oro del cine mudo y sin necesidad de diálogos, esta película me pudo transmitir todo lo que pretendía e incluso también como espectadora deja que mi imaginación vuele. Resistirse al cambio , dar ese salto hacia lo desconocido, aferrarse a la rutina y a lo ya establecido, son temas que pudieron hacer que "El Artista" fuera una película mas pero que al saber hacerlo bien la convierten sin duda alguna en lo mejor del 2011.
"It's an honour to meet you. My father is a big fan."
- Peppy's Date
I've seen many films in my time. Bad ones, excellent ones, forgettable ones, almost as excruciatingly painful as a kitchen knife to the chest ones. Yet, no movie has ever had a larger impact on my very psyche than 2011's Best Picture-winner, The Artist. The only reason the film came to the attention of the media was because of its novelty; a black and white silent movie set in, wait for it, 1920's Hollywood. And back then, The Artist was written off by detractors, who claimed that the film was just a novelty. And it is a novelty. But, The Artist is much more than…
Brillliant as much as the first time I watched it
Silent filmmakers already had a huge array of possibilities to convey events, emotions and essentially meaning. The Artist, although being made almost a century after the average silent movie, still proves that point.
If you like dogs and 20s movies you'll love it!! I did!
Who wouldn't like this movie?!
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- The Captive
- Clouds of Sils Maria
- Goodbye to Language
- The Homesman
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the festival began in 1946.…