Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Holy Motors

A mysterious man is chauffeured around in his hoarder-limousine as he dresses up for various appointments in this challenging avant-garde film.

Well, I've been trying to make my way through a couple of lists of The 50 Weirdest Movies Ever...

...because I'm all like, "Uh, yeah, right. I'm pretty weird, and I think I can handle it". Unfortunately, I'm now about a dozen reviews behind. Back to Holy Motors. It was pretty to look at, but I found it to be rather meh. Denis Lavant gives a tour de force performance, while Leos Carax directs a smug, jokey script in a forced, look-at-me-I'm-avant-garde manner. There were a few eyebrow-raising moments, particularly the motion-capture scene, but the chimps and the talking cars elicited eye-rolls instead. I wanted to like it more than I did.

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