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 silent film about a silent film star struggling to stay relevant as talking films (talkies) make their debut in 1920s Hollywood.
I would normally give a movie with a story like this only 3 stars, but it was unique enough to deserve 4. Being a silent film, the actors had to exaggerate their gestures and facial expressions. The lighting and framing of each shot was noticeably fantastic. It felt like an authentic movie from the era.
John Goodman did his best Al Pacino impersonation.
"O Artista", consegue ser uma excelente homenagem à transição do cinema, porém, falhando em alguns momentos como filme.
Pelo fato da obra ser feita como uma total referencia, o filme usa recursos técnicos para tentar contextualizar o espectador em relação à época. Como por exemplo ser um filme mudo. Algo que como um todo, é uma de suas boas características.
Porém, com seu desenrolar, essa característica acaba por se tornar uma limitação, fazendo assim o primeiro e segundo ato bem monótonos.
Em contraponto, "Bérénice Bejo" e "Jean Dujardin" conseguem dar maior dinâmica á obra, oque acaba por sustentar certas partes falhas do filme.
If the movie makes you laugh, cry and feel just about everything, wouldn't you agree it would be 5/5?
well...at least it wasn't subtitles.
This movie is like someone was trying to win a bar bet to create a gimmick short film and they had an unlimited budget. The short film turned into full length and the animation turned into live acting with expensive, talented actors doing good work. Congrats, you win the bar bet - you made the gimmick film.
Channeling SSL: <sorry, I've got nothing here..>
Precioso homenaje al cine clásico en particular y al cine en general, en el que todos los elementos confluyen para crear una obra sumamente agradable de ver y disfrutable si entras en el juego que propone.
A novel idea in this day and age, although they were cheating a little with the sound. Story and execution were okay.
ótimo filme. p/b e mudo.. tenho certa dificuldade para esse tipo de filme, mas achei o artista genial. Não conhecia os atores principais, achei demais. belíssimo filme, vale cada minuto.
The idea of a modern-day silent film, instead of being used as a clever storytelling device, is used as a cheap gimmick to tell a generic story with bland characters. Possibly one of the worst Best Picture winners ever 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 3D
- The Homesman
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the festival began in 1946.…