The Artist (2011)
I’ve recently been reading that people have been asking for their money back because they didn’t realise it was a silent film. a) Your only* excuse for not knowing this rather fundamental fact is that you’re illiterate, so please better yourself and learn to read (I recommend Spot the Dog for beginners). b) As if it being a silent film would make it worth any less of your time or money. You’re just a cheapskate, go spend your benefit on Lambrini. (for context: the article)
I went to see this last weekend, and it was great. I don’t think it justifies all the award hype, however, but it was a well made, bittersweet and reasonably clever film. I suspect that one of the biggest reasons it’s doing well at the awards is because it’s “different”. But isn’t that always the way?
In related awards news, I was horrified to learn that Olivia Colman hasn’t been nominated for a BAFTA for Tyrannosaur. If ever there were justification for a fire bombing… I’m just saying…
*if you’re deaf, I doubt you’d be complaining about the lack of speech. The score is rather lovely though, so I’m sorry that you’re missing out.