In the 1920s, actor George Valentin, a bona fide matinee idol, finds himself falling in love with an ingenue named Peppy Miller. But the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
You can't fault it as smart entertainment, which eschews parody to make a sincere tribute that also serves as cogent current commentary.
February 26, 2017
As the scattershot everything-at-once world of Net connectivity ever decreases our ability to concentrate, the mere act of turning down the sensory input for an experience seems like a bold act of cultural resistance.