All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…
A Breath Of Fresh Vintage Air
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…
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 liked the movie, but Best Picture...? Seriously!?
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 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…
Bagus banget. Film bisu kedua yang saya tonton setelah Metropolis (1927). Filmnya unik, ceritanya menarik, dan musiknya juga menyenangkan. Jelas bukan favorit semua orang. Maksud saya, berapa banyak orang yang mau menghabiskan 100 menit waktu hidupnya untuk menonton sebuah film yang (hampir) tanpa dialog? Tak banyak, saya rasa. Masuk ke dalam daftar 5 film bisu terbaik dan favorit versi saya. Tentu saja, karena di daftarnya baru ada 2 judul film.
The Artist is everything Soderbergh's The Good German should've been. Instead of a simple experiment that dips its toes into studio era techniques with a disparate modern edge, Michel Hazanavicius dives right in and presents something infinitely more captivating and charming.
From the start, The Artist draws attention to its style by crafting a moving story around the silent film period and the biographical struggles of silent actors never making it into the talkies. Some refused to change with the times, some tried but it never took. The character of George Valentin is a cocky sort who fits into the former and sets out to become the titular artist, directing his own silent feature but without the success of Chaplin.…
can jean dujardin be my fucking bf???
When the most interesting thing in your movie is a dream sequence...
Not bad but lol best picture
Swell entertainment, though maybe not the artistic achievement all the reviews seem to make it out to be.
As of today, we live in a world where motion capture work and CGI is still alive. Technology in film has been evolving throughout the course of many decades. But, there could be someone out there who has a deep thought in which he/she thinks on how revolutionary would it be if more movies like The Artist were made by passionate directors who have a strong desire of bringing the dawn of cinema back to life.
As the film progresses, I was taken onto another edge where my mind was consuming more original theories and ideas into constructing silent films since they haven't been ongoing for a long-ass time. Everything about The Artist was superb. The feeling of the time…
I am pleasantly surprised to adore this movie so much. It's a homage of days long past, of silent films in black and white. But it's also a very good movie without all the gimmick, a movie about a silent actor in the cusps of a cultural change, of talkies replacing silent films. Jean Dujardin is excellent in his role, only employing his gesture and facial expression. It is as if he is also an actor out of its time. Well deserving of the Oscar.
A beautiful film; carefully crafted and tightly structured, it tells a story that is simple but satisfying, in keeping with the tone of early Hollywood. Self-aware and lovely to watch.