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Old 05-26-12, 01:08 AM
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"Holy Motors" A new film by Leos Carax. Starring Denis Lavant

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I've been reading some of the Cannes reports about it, and it's apparently pretty insane - in a good way (the term "Lynchian" has been thrown around.) I haven't seen any Carax films (most of them seem to be oop in both the US and UK), but I'm sort of looking forward to it.
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I have to say that looks very interesting.
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Seeing this tonight as I missed it at SFF. Looks like it gets a US release in October.
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First half: one of the most ingenious and insane films I've seen in years. Second half: almost unbearably dull.

I hate when that happens.
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Damn.
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Re: "Holy Motors" A new film by Leos Carax. Starring Denis Lavant

I caught this tonight. Honestly, I'm surprised there was already a thread about it.

I can't say I loved it, but for a "rich guy in a limo" movie, it was better than Cosmopolis. The Bus is right about the first half of the film. I'll disagree with him (slightly) on the second half. It wasn't dull... just not as "what the fuck?" as the first half.

Lots of questions... only vague hints at answers. Very entertaining, although my audience barely laughed at all.
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Finally caught this the other night. It demands repeat viewings. Denis Lavant is fantastic as usual. Definitly gonna make my top 10 at the end of the year. I seemed to be the only person laughing at quite a few points in the film.
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Figured i'd post this warning, for those thinking of renting the movie on VOD, DON'T, its censored.
http://badassdigest.com/2013/02/27/d...motors-on-vod/
Blu Ray version is uncut
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there should be more posts in this thread. This film gets better with each repeated viewing.
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Have not seen it yet even though I'm dying to. Don't do streaming so I'm waiting to find the Blu-Ray for a decent price.

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there should be more posts in this thread. This film gets better with each repeated viewing.
Absolutely! I've watched it three times total. My first impression was mostly confusion, but each viewing made it better and better. One of my favorites now for sure.
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First half: one of the most ingenious and insane films I've seen in years. Second half: almost unbearably dull.
Saw it today and I agree. It also started getting a little too silly and cute for my tastes. I was really looking forward to it and it was kind of a letdown.

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I can't say I loved it, but for a "rich guy in a limo" movie, it was better than Cosmopolis.
Gotta disagree with that, IMO Cosmopolis was much better.


I give Holy Motors a 2.5/5
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I've re-watched both multiple times. I stick by my comment.
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I agree that it is a movie that grows on you with repeat viewings and further contemplation. The first time I watched it, my reaction was that it was quirky, generally entertaining, but also mildly pretentious and overly self indulgent. But after further watches, I started coming around to what Carax was going for thematically - that life itself is illusory, much like the art of filmmaking, and that it is largely about facades and the roles we all play as "characters" in our own "dramas." And while all that may indeed sound pretentious and not especially original, Carax does it with such a sense of fun and panache, that it amounts to something greater than the sum of its parts.

Plus, it's just such a great looking film to watch.
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But after further watches, I started coming around to what Carax was going for thematically - that life itself is illusory, much like the art of filmmaking, and that it is largely about facades and the roles we all play as "characters" in our own "dramas."
Loss of self identity. Based upon what he does, do we know who the main character really is?

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Carax does it with such a sense of fun and panache
And that's what killed this movie for me. Although I have to say that Denis Lavant's performance, as always, is excellent.

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I really liked Cosmopolis. I finished the movie — something I didn't do with the book (and I like DeLillo).
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What I liked most about Cosmopolis is that it felt more like a Cronenberg film than anything he's done since eXistenZ.

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