A film about drugs, partying and the decadence of Wall Street in the 80s. So it’s like American Psycho without the psycho? But at least Scorsese’s at the helm.
Would you like Steven Spielberg to come over there and lick your toes clean, Michel Hazanavicius? That’s probably the only accolade left.
The first silent film to win an award in ninety years is doing more than that – it’s sweeping the board at every ceremony going. But will The Artist‘s unprecedented success herald a new trend of homages to the silent films which continue to shape modern pop culture? Nicola Marchant finds out more…
THEY’RE HERE! The nominations for the 84th Academy Awards have been released, and as we predicted The Artist has basically bagsied all the categories like a fat greedy child in a tuckshop. Standard.
This month sees the release of Thatcher-fest The Iron Lady, much to the chagrin of David Cameron, and rather than being what we all want it to be – a cross between Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man and Ted Hughes’ not-quite-as-good-as-Iron-Giant-but-still-pretty-good The Iron Woman – it is, in fact, another boring, by the numbers, Oscar hounding biopic, no different to any that have come before. Sigh, does the biopic genre show that the film industry is running out of ideas?
Why doesn’t someone put Ricky Gervais in a silent film?
Well done him.
“Mononymous?” we hear you cry, “What the deuce does that mean?” Don’t worry. Let us explain. Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is out today and in order to celebrate this momentous occasion, we have decided to prepare for you a list of the top ten films with titles that are a single name. Apparently, “mononymous” means this, thus we bring you the Top Ten Mononymous Film Titles.