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The Artist

A movie directed by Michel Hazanavicius

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"Cut."

  • Jun 27, 2012
Rating:
+3
As the story opens, it is 1929, and we meet George Valentin, a dashing matinée idol who thrills his fans with his silent movies. He meets a star-struck young lady named Peppy and helps her get into show business as a extra. Soon, she's rising to super-stardom, while George's star begins to fade.

This is a gimmick movie; a silent, black and white homage to silent and early talkies. The actors mug and ham it up throughout the film, the story is sweet and predictable, and the dog was my favorite part. It was a good try at doing something different but after ten minutes I was saying, "I get it, already. It's a silent movie." I would have liked it better if it were 20 minutes long.

I don't think it deserved 5 Oscars. The novelty got old fast for me. I watched most of it in 2X FF.


I loved "Uggie."

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review by . December 30, 2011
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**** out of ****    "The Artist" has all the qualities and bare essentials of your everyday cinematic crowd-pleaser; minus the fact that most films these days aren't (almost) completely silent, whereas this one is (fair warning to those who value sound in cinema). A film of good humor and charm, it had its premiere at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where it was met with much acclaim. I was finally given the grand opportunity of seeing the film a few evenings ago at the Angelika …
review by . December 31, 2011
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The Artist has the opportunity to alienate a lot of people before anyone even steps up to the ticket counter. The movie is done in black and white, it is mostly a silent movie, and there is little chance you will recognize either lead actor. While this may deter some people from seeing it I encourage you not to be one of them. The Artistis a beautifully crafted movie, and within a couple months may be declared the best movie of the year.      The Artist is a silent …
review by . January 23, 2012
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   Michel Hazanavicius' reverence towards the artistry of the era of silent films lashes out a poetic mediation on Hollywood and also on the life of the artists that we adore. "The Artist" jumps over the gimmick form and gives it's content a great value. Filled with emotion and joy, the film succeeds to deliver not only one of the best tributes to our cinema but also one of the sweetest love stories and stories of struggle and dedication.      The …
review by . November 26, 2011
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Star Rating:         The Artist is cinematic perfection – a joyous celebration of everything that makes the movies so wonderful. Set during the end of Hollywood’s silent era, it surely must have been a labor of love for writer/director Michel Hazanavicius, because in this day and age, a filmmaker does not lightly make the decision to tell an image-driven story in the language of melodrama. He pays careful attention to the technical aspects. It’s a …
Quick Tip by . March 12, 2012
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Ok, so I had a little too many Irish coffees when I went to see this with my friends (they‘re a couple so they were more into the movie, I tried really hard to focus on the movie despite the alcohol LOL!), and this isn’t usually my kind of movie, but The Artist was a pretty clever film that is cute, entertaining, upbeat and can serve as a homage to past silent cinema.      It was excellently executed as with the style, direction, sly humor and acting. The leads …
review by . September 17, 2011
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True Artistry
THE ARTIST Written and Directed by Michel Hazanavicius Starring Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman and James Cromwell   George Valentin (on a title card): I won’t talk. I won’t say a word!   Some critics would be hard pressed to find genuine artistry in the film industry today, but they needn’t look any further than THE ARTIST, French director, Michel Hazanavicius’s homage to another era. It is a fine celebration of the cinema and the art involved …
Quick Tip by . December 04, 2011
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Anyone interested in a little more insight into this fantastic film should check out my interview with The Artist director, Michel Hazanavicius and star, Jean Dujardin ...    http://blacksheepreviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/men-behind-artist.html    Thanks for reading!
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Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Release Date: 23 November 2011 (USA)
Screen Writer: Michel Hazanavicius
Runtime: 100 min
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