Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The Film of 2012 (so far)


This post was initially intended to be a brief round-up of the year's upcoming cinematic treats. This idea was scrapped this afternoon, as soon as I left at the end of the 15:20 screening of Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist. Here's what oft-accurate film magazine Little White Lies had to say on the subject:

''Heartfelt, heart-warming and sparkling with charm. You won't get the smile off your face all the way home.''

I couldn't agree more. Not only was this the best film I've seen this year, but I have a suspicion it may continue to hold that title for the forthcoming three hundred and fifty-five days. Do not let yourself be deterred by the lack of spoken dialogue until the closing scene, or the lack of colour (not to mention 3D); this film is a thoroughly modern masterpiece. Genuinely genius, and highly recommended.


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