Holy Motors

Holy Motors ★★★

Today is my last day of college. It feels appropriate that I watched Holy Motors in my film history class today. It's one of the first films I remember seeing freshmen year with all the new friends I made, most of which I don't even talk to still.

I remember liking it back when I saw it in 2012 but had no clue what was going on. Coming back to it three years later, it still remains weird as hell and honestly feels very pretentious. Holy Motors is all over the places and carries hardly any structure. I don't like it nearly as much as I remember, honestly I thought I would like it more. I guess back then I was more easily impressed by weird art house cinema.

The film is still redeemable. It's visually impressive, has two wonderful musical sequences, Denis Lavant displays a wide range of his abilities as an actor, and despite the film's structure being a mess, most of it is still mildly entertaining enough to enjoy the film. There is really nothing else out there like Holy Motors so that alone is worth recommending it.

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