Ian O'Doherty: A slight over-reaction, perhaps?
Published 20/01/2012 | 06:00
It did well at the Golden Globes, is hotly tipped to sweep the Oscars and it has thoroughly entranced normally cynical movie critics.
That's really saying something for a black-and- white silent movie which perhaps most unforgivably, is French, but The Artist is a true triumph of modern cinema; a veritable return to innocence and love and a life-affirming piece of beauty.
Of course, I haven't seen it myself because I am a Philistine, but that doesn't stop me from nicking lines from my more pretentious mates -- I'm not going to go to the cinema until they make another Police Academy.