I 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.