Browsing: The Artist

From Sam Mendes’ stunning reinvention of James Bond in Skyfall to Wes Anderson’s quirky look at young love in Moonrise Kingdom, 2012 has been a great year at the cinema. Here’s a rundown of some of the best films of the year

Near the beginning of the 1950s, when Singin’ in the Rain and Sunset Boulevard reflected on the transition from silent films to talkies, Hollywood was giving voice to its terror of television as much as it was lamenting the loss of the past. The Artist and other big Oscar winners this year echo the themes of wrenching technology