Holy Motors

Holy Motors ★★★★★

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I wasn't able to find a copy of Lovers on the Bridge or Pola X so I decided to just jump ahead to Holy Motors. Wow this might not be the most surreal film called Holy ______ (Holy Mountain gets that title) however it most definitely is the most surreal film about film possibly ever. This is definitely my favorite Carax film so far.

It took me a good 20 minutes or so before I figured out what was going on but at that point I was already so transfixed by what I was seeing I would have honestly gone wherever that limousine wanted to take me. Has a lot to say about where film is headed. Everything being shot on digital, overreliance on cgi, lack of soul in the storytelling, quick editing and short scenes to match out decreasing attention spans. I feel like most of what we see here is Carax seeing how long he had been out of the game, and how the industry he's always been so passionate about has been crammed with so many Marvel and DC kind of tentpole blockbusters that he doesn't feel at home in that world anymore. This almost feels kinda like an existential crisis but it's beautiful to see unfold. Highly recommend everyone see this who cares about the magic of cinema and performance, which I'm sure you all do because this is Letterboxd.

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