If Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life was too much the dialogue-driven, story-heavy film for your liking, you'll probably be more in the mood for his latest, To the Wonder, which features Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko in its cast.
The Artist didn't win the Oscar because it was a silent movie made 80-some years after silent movies were "over." It won because it showed us -- with a delicious and simple story -- that through the turbulent changes of technology, the basic human needs are the same.
Just when you start believing there's no hope for anything daring and original coming out of Movieland, something gets released that surprises you. The Artist is one such movie -- and what's new about it is that it's old.