"Artois The Goat" -- Indy, hippy, campy sort of film that grew on me mostly because of the unusually visceral dialogue, a certain friendly surreality, and because if you put a bag over the head of the lead female actress, she has a surprisingly nice rack. Basic premise is a silly love story about a guy who needs to create an exceptional artisan crafted goat cheese... at first to give his life purpose, but later to prove his worth to his girlfriend/fiancee. The fellow who devoted his life to his dream of raising basset hounds stole the show, in my opinion. The police gag along with the intentional repeating of singular words in conversation just kinda worked in a british comedy sort of way, despite the fact that the only strong accent by any character was russian.
"The Artist" -- Finally summoned up the courage to watch this. Very difficult for someone who indulges in cinematic dialogue as there really isn't any in the movie since it's an homage to the silent movie era. The choreographer did a good job developing music reminiscent of the 20's silent movie soundtracks but with a modern string orchestra. The acting was generally impressive as they had to rely so much more on body language and facial expressions. The story made sense with the underlying tone of silent movie star obsolescence presented nicely. I came into it thinking I would hate it, but walked away feeling ok. Still wouldn't suggest Hollywood make a habit of it though... part of the appeal is the retro nature and uniqueness of it. The novelty would wear away quickly if that kind of movie was the norm.
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