Holy Motors

Holy Motors ★★★½

"Weird! Weird!! So weird!!"
#17 on Berken's Favorite Movies Of 2012
#94 on Berken's Favorite Movies Of All Time

Thesis - The movie is an ode to the human body as the most cinematic of objects.

Evidence:
1. The old video that starts the film.
2. The scene trumpeting the humans performing mo cap over the final product itself.
3. An array of physically showy performances - ogre, beggar, killer, musician, singer, grumpy father.

The "Holy Motors" of the title and conclusion, then, is a metaphor for the engine that makes cinema hum - the human body. Carax asks that in our rush to the next cinematic object, we not fall out of love with the original cinematic object.

Berken liked these reviews

All