Sunday, January 1, 2012

Who Would Have Thought...

...A French black and white silent film made in 2011 could be so much fun?

The Artist, coming as it does on the heels of Scorsese's Hugo, feels like an undeserved gift to movie lovers.  It is cleverly scripted, lovingly crafted, and brilliantly acted.  I've been known to enjoy a silent film now and again. The Artist as good as any of the classics and better than most.  Only the irony of a black and white silent film released in 2011 winning the Best Picture Oscar will keep it from being nominated for, or winning, that well-deserved award.  The Artist is well worth your time and your hard-earned money.