There are few movies I forgot to talk about before 2011 ended, three of them being “The Artist,” “Pariah” and “Shame.” In the first “In Your Opinion” segment of the day, we’ll take a look at “The Artist.”

“The Artist” is a silent film starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo and John Goodman and tells the story of a leading man (Dujardin) who’s career is at a turning point due to the invention of the “talkie.” Meanwhile, extra Peppy Miller (Bejo) is just starting her career in movies.

The film has gotten the love from most critics and is one of the clear frontrunners for Best Picture at the Oscars. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has received a positive 97% from critics and a 90% from audiences.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the critical consensus is that “The Artist” is “[a] crowd-pleasing tribute to the magic of silent cinema” and “is a clever, joyous film with delightful performances and visual style to spare.”

If you managed to see the film, what do you think about it? Do you think it will sweep up multiple awards this season? Or, do you think it has too much style and flair? Give your opinions in the comments section below.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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