This French import is silent but made to be loved. Silent film star George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) struggles to stay relevant at the end of the silent era. He meets would-be starlet Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), who dreams of success, and as her stock rises at the studio, Valentin’s plummets. He puts all his money into one last vanity showcase. Though it lacks a few touches, this film gets most everything right and is much more than a gimmick. Don’t be surprised to see Dujardin, and possibly director Michel Hazanavicius, holding Oscars next year.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.