A mostly silent film made in black and white, The Artist (2011) is a novelty piece which ought to have had a better plot.  Its value lies in its details and its cast (Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo are as self-assured and winning as it is possible to be).  There is another asset too:  The Artist is moving.

No, I don’t believe it’s a masterpiece, but I’m glad I saw it.

Written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius.