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.
A film about the end of the silent film era and the beginning of talkies. Another film that demonstrates that dialogue is not always necessary.
Dialogue is overrated. What this movie lacked in talking it made up for with a really good soundtrack and awesome acting. Most of the acting was in the classic old over-the-top silent film style. It felt both old, yet modern at the same time. This was definitely a fun movie. So many aspects of this movie were reminiscent of "Singing in the Rain" (one of my favorite movies of all time) while still being a very different movie. It took place in the same time period, dealt with some of the same issues of the day, and even had their characters do some similar things and develop in similar ways. That similarities basically end there, but I thought it was…
Apollo, con Ines
Feels at the same time fresh and classical, with old-school charm and modern appeal. Deserved its Best Picture win, though I might've voted for The Descendants personally. Expertly directed so that it's all about expressiveness, like the best of the silent films (Sunrise comes to mind).
This heart-warming and technically fantastic throwback mostly delighted Jeremiah and I when we saw it during its theatrical run at the AMC Parks Mall, but I eventually realized that as much as I love silent film, just like with my talking pictures, I prefer a little horror or mystery to spice up the proceedings, and this old-fashioned romantic comedy is just a little too straightforward for me at times.
Good but not great.
Slim pickings for Oscar if this won best pic and best actor, again they were good but far from 'best'.
The pacing was slow and painful in places, and the places where the film came alive was when it departed from the silent treatment, the nightmares and the hallucinations. The rest of it was entertaining until about 30 minutes in and then.... dull and overdone.
Could have been brilliant 30 minutes shorter.
'The Artist' may not have much going on, but it does it in a very energetic way! It's a quite melodramatic (and yet strangely dramatically inert) plot, but the execution means the most here. It is also a masterclass in visual story-telling, and the two extremely charismatic leads are more than up tot he task of the larger-than-life style required. It's a great little gem of a film, if perhaps a little too slight.
MY THREE WORDS
Light, passionate, energetic.
Clever and imaginative, filmed in the style of a silent movie. Impressive performances from G=Dujardin and Bejo.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the festival began in 1946.…