The Artist: How to Rock Your Art like an Oscar Winner

The Artist was not a flashy movie. It was not Avatar with its hot-shot visual effects. It was not Black Swan with its heated dark intensity. It was just quietly, confidently, undeniably itself. That's when I realized how much I truly loved The Artist....more
I love what you say about art-- it is sometimes tempting to be other than what we are, and take ...more

Oscar Night in Celebrity Tweets: The Award Goes To...

Nostalgia, Grecian dresses, and the French reigned over last night's 84th Annual Academy Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center -- in case you missed Billy Crystal's crack, Kodak could no longer afford to keep their name on the famous, seriously -- but despite nipple slips, black...more
I agree that the twitter stream made the night. It also told me that I was never engrossed in ...more

Best Picture Dinners: The Artist

I hadn't heard much about The Artist before the awards season got underway—a couple of friends mentioned it in passing after attending a screening, and they remarked that it was not only worth seeing, but that they were amazed at how captivated they were by an essentially silent movie. The movie captivated me, too, with its expressive elements and its examination of a time when the movie industry was engaged in radical change. It's a sweet and touching story with a heartwarming finale, but goes back to another age of storytelling to reach today's audiences. It's the next feature in our Best Picture Dinners series....more
@Molly Jo I was surprised how much I enjoyed it! I hope you get a chance to see it -- it's quite ...more

The Artist — Silence is Indeed Golden

The Artist is delightful, delectable, delicious, delovely. It's also a mish-mash of Singin' In the Rain, A Song is Born and every Fred and Ginger movie ever made. Somehow it shines up its tropes and old Hollywood plot cliches in such a way that, although not new, come off as fresh and enjoyable....more