The Artist

The Artist Showtime

Reviews from Cannes were effusive. Calling the movie “a surefire crowd pleaser and a magnificent piece of filmmaking,” Geoffrey Macnab of The Independent in Britain, heaped praise on its lead: “Dujardin’s performance is a revelation. He has the carefree quality and the athleticism of a Fairbanks in his pomp.
Taking Best Actor honors at Cannes this year with a swagger and a smile, French performer Jean Dujardin dazzles as George Valentin, reigning superstar in 1927 Hollywood who resists the imminent transition to sound motion pictures. Bérénice Bejo matches his charm as Peppy Miller, a beautiful movie extra whose star rises as George’s wanes, in a sprightly and soulful backstage tale with echoes of A Star Is Born and Singin’ in the Rain. Writer-director Michel Hazanavicius reunites the leads of his hit comedy OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies and crafts a picture-perfect black-and-white silent movie with a musical score that is as much loving homage as knowing satire. A new silent classic for the ages, this French production has American ambience to spare and a great supporting cast, including John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller and Malcolm McDowell not to mention the most captivating canine performer in memory!

The New York Times review

2 Responses to “The Artist”
  1. How can we get The Artist in Napa????
    We will love to see it here

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