A Film

The-Artist-posterI went to see The Artist today at The Coronet in Notting Hill. It’s the first time I’ve been there which is incredible considering how long I’ve lived in the area. I wish I’d gone sooner, it’s a lovely little place.

I’d heard a lot about the film before seeing it. I was prepared for it to be silent before going in so I didn’t need the two signs warning punters there would be no spoken dialogue. Incredibly there are reports of people asking for refunds when they find out it’s a silent film. Anyway, let’s just say I’d been touched by the hype about the film and was half expecting it to blow my mind. It didn’t. But it was a sweet, enjoyable film. The two leads were great, the dog even better, the story was clever and well thought out. I wish I’d been sitting a bit further back because I felt a bit confronted by the screen (the showing was sold out) but apart from that it was a very nice way to spend an evening with a couple of friends.