Wow, I've actually seen two movies up for Oscars this years. That's just unheard of.
For the most part, "The Artist" is a very decent film with a good, charming cast. It's s cute story, and very nostalgic, but it gets bogged down a bit with George's depression and downward spiral. If they had cut some of that and added more of the charm and optimism that it had in the beginning, it would have been better off.
My grade: B