Tag Archives: The Artist

Weekend Box Office and the Monday Must-Read.

Good Monday Morning, Everyone. Critical brickbats didn’t keep Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” from ruling the box office over the weekend. The anti-corporatism parable took in a quite capitalist $70.7 million, propelling a 34.4 percent improvement in receipts over the weekend … Continue reading

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The Top Five, Can’t Miss Silent Films.

Intrigued by “The Artist” but don’t know where to start learning about silent films? Worry no more. The Guardian has put together a handy list of its Top 5 Can’t Miss Silent Films. There’s some good entry points here, such … Continue reading

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What “The Artist” Taught Us About The Importance of Silent Film.

If you needed a reminder of the importance of preserving film history, it was driven home by “The Artist’s” big wins during this weekend’s Academy Awards. Writing in The Guardian, film critic Pamela Hutchinson says Michel Hazanavicius’ mostly silent tribute … Continue reading

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Who Will Win “Best Picture?”

If you listen to L.A. Times film critic Kenneth Turan, it’s “The Artist,” hands down. Here’s his argument for the French-made, nearly silent celebration of Tinseltown’s first golden age: “There is, however, one quality that “The Artist” does lack. It’s … Continue reading

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How The Oscars Might Still Surprise Us.

Writing in The Wrap This Morning … … film critic Steve Pond offers some prescriptions on how the 94th annual Academy Awards might still surprise us. For instance, when it comes to Best Actor, Pond writes that George Clooney was … Continue reading

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“The Artist” Takes London Honors.

British filmgoers may have complained about the lack of dialogue, but that didn’t stop “The Artist” from taking honors at the London Film Critics’ Awards. The Wrap has the skinny: “The Weinstein Co. film won three prizes, including Film of … Continue reading

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Brit Film Audiences, Confused, Demand Refunds After Seeing “The Artist.”

Filmgoers in Liverpool with tickets to “The Artist” recently demanded refunds because they didn’t realize the film is virtually silent, The Wrap reports. And for once, it looks like American audiences are a step ahead of their cousins across the … Continue reading

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