It tells you everything you need to know …
… about the state of contemporary cinema that filmmakers are looking back longingly at an era when Hollywood actually seemed to be in the business of making myths and not cynically churning out safe, tentpole franchises.
That may be an unnecessarily rosy eyed view on Tinseltown — they do call it show business after all. But as they look backward for inspiration, one can’t help but feel that moviemakers are trying to commune with something they think the’ve lost.
Writing in The New York Times, film critic A.O. Scott takes a look at “The Artist”, which he describes as an unbridled bit of “movie love.”