DVD: The Artist

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It's a cause for celebration that this year's big Oscar winner (five awards including Best Picture and Best Actor) was a French, black-and-white silent movie.

Michel Hazanavicius deserves the many plaudits which have been heaped upon him, as do his sparkling stars, Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. But at the risk of being sacrilegious, wouldn't their delightful film have been better if it had had a bit more story, or a little less running time?