Aaron Carlson (undeadfeature)Minnesota
Aaron's Favorite Movies
All I can say about this film is that it should be viewed by everyone.
This is why films exist. Stories like that of George Valentin and Peppy Miller. This callback to the 1920s brings with that era all the magic and savvy it's known for. Combining this with the crispness and architecture of modern film making, Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist is a must see film for anyone. Here we have a case in which trying to find any flaw present is simply reduced to nitpicking and hair splitting. This. Movie. Is. Perfect. Conceptually. Tonally. Actually. Jean Dujardin shines as the lead, perhaps ripped right from the period the film is set. If there's any discernible difference between his Valentin and actors of the day I couldn't see it. Berenice Bejo is elegant and funny and every other positive word I can't commit to this review right now. It's been a long long while since a film got me this invested in it and I knew I'd be in for a treat from the very beginning, when the aspect ratio didn't take up the entire widescreen. Just like in the 20s.