Untouchable – 4.5/5 stars

Since seeing The Artist back in January, I didn’t think that that kind of joy could really come twice in one year.  Sure, there have been films that have appealed to me on a geek – you could almost call indulgent – way, but nothing has made me smile ridiculously throughout the film.  Until now. Untouchable is based on a true story,  about the friendship of Philippe (François Cluzet), a … Continue reading Untouchable – 4.5/5 stars

The Oscars 2012 – personal reaction

2012 marked a significant year for me as a film buff. This year, after a really long lie-in and a practically redundant nap, I stayed up to pull off my first Oscars all-nighter. After bitching about some of the dresses (it looked like Shailene Woodley stripped a wedding cake of its marzipan and made into a dress from the 1930’s) and entertained about the stunt by Sacha … Continue reading The Oscars 2012 – personal reaction

Oscars nominations 2012: Personal reaction

Right, let’s get this ball rolling. First of all, hurrah for the The Artist succeeding in getting so many nominations.  It’s been reaping the awards since the season started so this silent film will not go down quietly (geddit? 🙂) in the fight for Best Picture.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has done remarkably well, considering it’s been on general release in just over a month. … Continue reading Oscars nominations 2012: Personal reaction

The Artist – 4/5 stars

This film practically came out of nowhere.  One minute, it was part of the 2011 BFI London Film Festival and next, it’s the only film people is talking about. The Artist is the melodrama of established silent film star George Valentin (Jean Dujardin), who meets aspiring dancer Pepy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) during the late 1920’s.  The story takes place during the transition from silent cinema … Continue reading The Artist – 4/5 stars