Magical and Inventive, What Film Can Be

Movies: ‘The Artist’
Jean Dujardin as George Valentin and Bérénice Bejo, Peppy Miller, in “The Artist.”

In a time of bigger and louder, “The Artist” takes us to the simpler world of silent movies.

Director Michel Hazanavicius’s confection is a sweetly satisfying mix of wit, lavish production values and superb performances.

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