The Artist
2012
Winner of five Oscars, this artful black-and-white silent film follows the romance between a silent-era superstar on a downward spiral and a rising young starlet who embraces the future of cinema at the dawn of the "talkies."

Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”

What an adorable little movie. It's easy to fall under the movie's spell and be charmed from start to finish. What I liked most were the playful ways that it combined silence, occasional sound, and the intertitles to delight the audience (such as how an intertitle sound effect seemed to refer to one thing then turned out to be another), and how it slipped in little jokes like how in the film-within-the-film, the villainous interrogators can't get our hero to talk. The Academy loves movies that flatter Hollywood (hello Argo), but The Artist was not undeserving of the love showered upon it on Oscar night.

− December 15, 2012 • more by Scottlog in or create an account to reply

Want to join the discussion? Log in or create an account to reply.

write your own review of The Artist


Other Movies from 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Evie Totty, Erik Bates, and Scott Hardie say, "It ruled." Go »

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Steve West says, "It was ok." Go »

Jack Reacher

Evie Totty says, "It was ok." Go »

Red Lights

Scott Hardie says, "It sucked." Go »

Premium Rush

Erik Bates says, "It ruled." Go »

Les Misérables

Evie Totty says, "It was ok." Erik Bates says, "It sucked." Go »