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…
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.
That lingering taste of vomiting in your mouth, translated to a movie screen.
If paying homage, you'd want to make something excellent and which adds something to the subject of your adoration, surely. I found myself struggling to engage with this on any level beyond understanding the premise. The rest I found a pretty banal exercise in technical skills laced with sentimentalism.
This is just fun.
I nice throwback film to the ones that they used to make in the 1930's.
So much of the discussion of this film surrounds whether it was worthy of its award season hysteria, which I have to agree it wasn't. (Though I still have to argue that The King's Speech is a much worse recent offender here.) Still, I think this is just about the best film you could possibly get out of this concept, and its commitment to its central conceit is pretty admirable. It's just one of those films that strikes me more immediately as "interesting" than "great."
the first time i watched this movie was without subtitles and the title cards were in french
Screenplay and acting, distilled.
A wonderful & charming movie, really beautifully shot with a perfect score and great performances by the two leads and Uggy the dog. Unfortunately the movie drags in the second half, and the reasons for all of her actions aren't fleshed out too well. But nonetheless something really special that I was glad I saw.
Pleasantly surprised by this film. I knew beforehand that it was a silent picture, but the way they play with the concept it was very welcomed. Amazing performances by the main actors, I enjoyed the picture from the beginning to the end.
- 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 3D
- The Homesman
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the festival began in 1946.…