2012: #5 Holy Motors

Directed by: Leos Carax
Written by: Leos Carax
Starring: Denis Lavant, Édith Scob, Eva Mendes, and Kylie Minogue
Distributer: Indomina Releasing
Country: France
Language: French
Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 116 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Date released: 10/17/2012
Date seen: 12/8/2012
Worldwide Box Office Gross: $1,624,852
# of Oscar nominations: 0
# of Golden Stake Nominations: 3 (Musical Performance, Makeup, Actor)
# of Golden Stakes Won: 0

The movie Argo appears to be on track to win the Best Picture Oscar this year largely because it’s a highly agreeable movie that pretty much anyone of any walk of life can understand and enjoy. Holy Motors is the opposite of that. It’s an absolutely batshit exploration of the mind of a crazy film lover which will likely baffle anyone who isn’t very open-minded. Like the last two films on my top ten (Cloud Atlas and Life of Pi) it’s a wild visual experiment, and while it isn’t as audience pleasing as either of those films, it doesn’t necessarily seem as pretentious either. Leos Carax isn’t trying to unravel the meaning of life so much as he’s trying to create a very unique romp that employs a number of interesting visual tricks, oddball gags, and also serves as a showcase for Denis Lavant absolutely crazy performance.
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