Tag Archives: The Artist

JDIFF 2013 Review – Blancanieves (Snow White)

Blancanieves is a black and white, silent reimagining of the Snow White fairy tale, where Snow White is the daughter of a bullfighter and must struggle to find herself and pay homage to her father, while escaping the cruelty of her evil stepmother. Continue reading

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Rant – And The Oscar goes to…

So the Oscar nominations are finally out, and there is plenty to talk about. An interesting mix this year. Obviously I am delighted for The Artist, but someone made a very valid point to me yesterday about expecting a backlash against the film that is sweeping the board at awards ceremonies around the world. I am also delighted for The Tree of Life and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which were sadly ignored at the Golden Globes. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Artist

The story is of George Valentin – a silent movie star in the 1920s – who must evolve or fade as talking pictures sound the death knell for his career. As his star falls, a chance encounter with aspiring actress Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo) catapults her to stardom. Continue reading

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