One sentence review: A silent film made in 2011 that is set in the 1920s became a very unique idea but, The Artist captures the reality of it being a 1920s silent film and is a film that is charming, funny, emotional and is all-round magical ride featuring outstanding Oscar winning (in my opinion) performances from Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo that is guaranteed to overshadow most of the other films at the upcoming Academy Awards.
FULL REVIEW HERE."
“''What I mean is it's either him AND me or neither of us!''
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.
Jean Dujardin: George Valentin
Bérénice Bejo: Peppy Miller
The Artist transports audiences back in time to the silent era of film. Director and writer Michel Hazanavicius effortlessly captures beauty with the rawest simplest way possible: By characters you can love and storytelling which flirts with our hearts.
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The cast is phenomenal... Especially the two main leads: Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo... And Uggie the dog. He deserves a” read more
AFIoscar added this to a list 2 years, 9 months ago
"Rakkaudenosoitus ja kunnianosoitus vanhan ajan Hollywoodille. The Artist on viehättävä tuulahdus mennesstä ajasta: mykkäelokuva mykkäelokuvanäyttelijöistä, jotka käyttytyvät oikeissa elämissään kuin katsojan tuntemien mykkäelokuvien hahmot. Tekijät ovat viljelleet elokuvan täyteen hienovaraisia viittauksia menneisiin aikoihin, näyttelijöihin, elokuviin kuin myös elokuvabisnekseen toimintaan. Ohjaaja on on itsekin sanonut elokuvan olevan kunnianosoitus vanhoille elokuville ja "
Considering that there was a rather unorthodox and unique idea behind it with a black and white silent film set in the 1920s being released in 2011, The Artist still provided us with the thought that it could become something that’ll renovate the birth of cinema, so to speak. With this in mind and having said that it is surrounded by all these colourful Hollywood dramas, action and science fiction films that we see in this generation, everything about The Artist literally swept away not only "
rubyrose added this to a list 2 years, 10 months ago
" January 27th (Cinema) - Sitting in the theater watching The Artist I could not shake the feeling that what I was seeing on the screen was a singularly unique and original experience for me. Everything old is new again as they say. It's attention to detail from the costumes to the art direction to the shout outs to classic films it is emulating exemplify the triumphs of the silent era, but also the eventual heartaches. Right from the beginning The Artist is an infectious delight that oozes j"
"It snagged 9 other nomination, won the Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical, and of the nominations, it currently has the highest rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and IMDB. Plus, it's basically a love letter to the cinema and the Oscar people will eat it up. Plus it's in black and white AND is silent.
Chance of winning. 45%"
moviefan added this to a list 2 years, 10 months ago
"Nominated for 10 Oscars
Best Actor in a Leading Role-Jean Dujardin
Best Actress in a Supporting Role-Berenice Bejo
Best Directing-Michel Hazanavicious
Best Original Screenplay
Oliver added this to a list 2 years, 10 months ago
Best Motion Picture | BAFTA & Golden Globe Winner for Comedy/Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role | BAFTA, SAG & Golden Globe Winner for Comedy/Musical
Best Achievement in Directing | DGA Winner
Best Achievement in Costume Design | BAFTA Winner
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score | Golden Globe & BAFTA Winner
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen | BAFTA Wi"
"Mind your pride, sir. Miss Miller is a good person, believe me."
Yes, the most acclaimed film of the year is #8 on my list. You'll either get over it or you won't. Again, I make my top 10 list so that it reflects my personal order of preference, rather than a dishonest order that will make me look like a "responsible cinephile" (and it's worth noting that this is the first time since 2007's No Country for Old Men that the Best Picture frontrunner has made my top 10 list"
Plot: 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.
Genre: Romance | Comedy | Drama
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, James Cromwell
Story: 10 | Story Idea: 8 | Acting: 10 | Score: 10 | Visuals: 10
"First viewing - Jan. 22nd
Review by lotr23
And the only part of the above review I disagree with is with regard to the dialogue, which I had no problems with. Though I personally recommend you go watch The Artist before reading it unless you prefer/don't mind knowing more about a movie up front. I prefer knowing as little as possible.
"An engrossing homage to an early film era. It's irresistibly cute and visually appealing, but it also isn't afraid to explore complicated themes and to draw interesting parallelisms with modern times.
Full review: http://www.listal.com/viewentry/1918217