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.
I think it was 2007 when, while bus traveling between two States, I imagined what I thought would be impossible for as long as I lived. What if a silent film was done today? Think about the reactions of all the people that either cherished or remembered that era (if still alive). Think about the reactions that people unfamiliar with silent cinema would have: disbelief, angst, disappointment? What would it mean for the film industry? Would such a project be triumphant today? To what extent would the film be capable of encouraging masses to explore silent films? Those questions floated in my mind, but only one thing was certain: I'd definitely pay to see it with a lot of excitement.…
Certainly charming, don't really get what all the fuss was about, though.
The Artist is a love letter to the silent film era that goes well beyond being a gimmick, and offers up a solid comedy-drama. Dujardin plays a silent film actor struggling to continue with his career upon the advent of the talkies. Bejo, as an actress who is in love with him, tries to save his career and save him from his own depression. The Artist turns the limitations of silent film into an idiom, where overacting and having the music score state the emotion heavily is par for the course, and surprisingly, it works well and entertainingly. The cast seems to be having a ball acting in a way that has long since been left behind. Also, special kudos for the evocative costume and set designs, which flawlessly recreate 1920s Hollywood.
When was the last time anyone made a silent film? Or at least one that had a decent budget. It's got a pretty standard narrative but what makes it interesting is it's presentation. Early in the movie we see the hero's film premier and after the movie ends and orchestra is done playing the audience stands up and gives a silent standing ovation. No sound at all. It's jarring and awesome.
No doubt thus it is undoubtedly a leak
The Artist one of finest films I've watched in two years. It is directed with zeal and artistic-approach by Michel Hazanavicius. Inspiring work of cinematography from Guillaume Schiffman, who has revitalized the era of Silent-film, we all love so much to groove. Plot of film may seem ordinary (usually taken up by Hollywood and beyond, in the past) but since this is black-and-white film with subject of 'silent-film' in limelight, it simply outshines the rest. It's moving, romantic, emotional as well as interesting to watch and enjoy it to maximum, you hardly find this great film these days. Costume-design and set-decoration on the film adheres uniqueness and touch (that does feel), matching it look as if watching (resembling)…
Great film and film making craftsmansship. Was it worth the Oscar ? I don't think so, given that 80% of it is a homage to old cinema instead of something new, but Hollywood is in love with itself, that is no big secret so there you go. All in all, well worth your while.
[silently miming expressions regarding how fantastic and well made The Artist is]
SIMPLY GREAT MADE
- 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.…