The Artist is a joint French and US endeavor and the entire movie is carried by this guy, Jean Dujardin. He deserves every accolade he gets.
Yes it's in black and white and yes, it's for the most part a silent film. However, it has a story to tell that won't quit. In addition to all of that haute film making, it has some great hoofing.
Not bad for a guy who used to be a Parisian general contractor. Would that all the building professionals I know tap danced like this.
Go see this film and if you have seen it already, let me know what you thought of it.