Holy Motors

Holy Motors ★★½

a lot going on here that frustrates me. a bunch of blank surrealism in service of what exactly? the graveyard scene is horrid, accusing the media of making its money off of dehumanizing and empty offensiveness, yet that’s a lot of what this movie dips into- depicting Eva Mendes in hijab with a naked man astride her, strange sex in mo-cap, two bodies splattered on the ground after leaping to their death. there’s an interesting comment about life as performance and an uninteresting one about “they’re closing down our movie theaters!!” it doesn’t help that the thing moves like a slug and forces in a ham fisted Demy impression out of the blue. the car bit at the end was funny tho

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