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 brilliant homage to classic hollywood that never overplays its hand or loses its sense of joy.
great film, but when it comes to homages to a particular brand of cinema, I think 8 femmes is a lot better
Desperate to watch this film again - Herries and I watched the French version and kept having to pause to translate the dialogue on screen gaaaah. Either way I loved it, and would watch it again just for John Goodman
As an homage to classic silent films this movie works as it perfectly captures the look and feel of the time, down to the smallest detail. But as a standalone movie, it just doesn't do enough to warrant it's Best Picture award.
The acting is great. Both Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo are charming and magnetic. John Goodman and James Cromwell add gravitas to their small roles. The first third of the movie is pretty captivating as we get know the characters and the plot starts to unfold. Unfortunetly not much happens after that. There are hints of potential, a clever dream sequence, a nice hallucination scene, and a dark turn near the end each try to save the movie…
I'm a big fan of classic films; this was a wonderful homage. I'm having trouble with "Jean Dujardin as the Jim Carrey of France," though. Yikes.
Even accounting for the inevitable grade inflation for not only being a tribute to old time movies, but for being a tribute to old time hollywood making old time movies, I don't quite get the accolades here. It's a whimsical little trifle; I'm glad it exists, but wow is it inconsequential. Heck, if you want to see a loving homage to old movies with the same director and same two leads, I'd rather see OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, a film that actually does some affectionate tweaking amidst its faithful recreations (also, it's really funny; Austin Powers written by funny adults instead of gross little boys). What bothers me most about The Artist, though, isn't just that folks who've…
Film #1 of the "Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
Task #1: A film you would want shown at your funeral!
The artist is pretty much movie magic, the movie is pretty much everything I love about film. The story and acting is just delightful, its funny and sweet. The story of films transitioning from silent to talkies is just so much fun. I watched this movie and had a huge smile on my face throughout.
We take sound for granted, especially at the movies. It seems rather daring to offer a silent film for public consumption in 2011. This movie says a lot, and does so without talking at us. In this way, in all ways, The Artist is an outstanding achievement that captures the eternal wonder of the movies. It evinces such mastery of form that it could easily be mistaken for a real classic. In its editing, its contrasting hues of black and white, its directorial flair, it is a product of serious study, honest appreciation and a pure love of cinema. Beyond the technical The Artist has the soul of a silent film. It captures the sensibility of an age long gone…
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.…