This piece was originally published January 30th, 2012.
Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist has been garnering award after award and may very well end up sweeping the upcoming Academy Awards—well it should in any case.
Easily one of the best films that I have seen recently, I can honestly add it to the list of my favorite films of all time.
Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Béjo in The Artist
This story of a great fan fave silent film actor facing the oncoming changes that came with the new talkies era, is such a wonderful, skillfully crafted and entertaining homage to cinema’s past, that it will doubtlessly continue to snowball into a huge mainstream success, and deservedly so.
The genius of Hazanavicius’ filmmaking did not begin with The Artist however.