Review: The Artist

The Artist

Not quite three weeks into the new year and I think that The Artist will be one of the contenders for my favourite film of the year. Fantastic charming movie that cannot fail to win over the affections of any viewer.

It is a brilliant idea to make a black and white silent movie about a star of silent movies whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of ‘talkies’. The concept works so very well, I really didn’t miss having dialogue and there are some very clever little touches that utilize the nature of the film.