DIRECTOR Léos Carax STARS Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes
I went into this film during the final stretch of the Cannes Film Festival, bone-tired after a series of early starts, late nights and hustles up and down the Croisette. Fortunately, Holy Motors is like espresso for eyeballs. The surreal, amazing images come thick and fast: an opening shot of a cinema, its audience sunk into enchanted slumber; director Leos Carax, making a cameo to beckon you into his film; hero Monsieur Oscar(Denis Lavant) having melty cyber-sex with an alien; a hobo (also Lavant) eating flowers and then Eva Mendes' hair; Kyle Minogue belting out a number in an empty department store. This kind of thing could easily be insufferable. But Carax steers his camera through the insanity with sly humour, an eye for a mesmerising tableau, and a great ear too: a funky accordion interlude is one of 2012's top musical moments. Plaudits, too, for Lavant, who delivers one of the year's bravest and most balls-out performances, but likely won't be invited anywhere near the Oscars. Presumably in case he tries to eat a statuette. NICK DE SEMLYEN
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RE: Avengers was a hugely entertaining movie, as was skyfall and there worthy of there positions! Should swap TDKR (the godfather 3 of the batman movies!) for the hobbit though! Read More
Posted on Thursday January 3, 2013, 17:07 by tfett
RE: You're a funny guy Empire, I like you. Thats why I'm going to kill you last.
my list 2012
1) Django Unchained
3) Rust and Bone
4) Cloud Atlas
5) Safety Not Guaranteed
7) THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
9) Life of Pi
10) End of Watch Read More
Posted on Wednesday December 26, 2012, 14:35 by Oldb0y
RE: Totally agree with seven28uk - The Grey was brilliant, totally sucked me in and I have never researched so much about wolves until after seeing that film! Cabin in the Woods, although different, not exactly a film of the year top 20. I have only seen half of the films on the list - Headhunters a good call. Avengers, hmmmmmmmmmm.... Read More
Posted on Thursday December 20, 2012, 14:52 by owenyunfat
RE: You Fools! L: oxfordlover
Seriously why isnt The Hobbit on the list, it was amazing, anyone who who complains about it is just hating on a successful film, just like Titanic all over again!
What a load of idiotic nonsense! Read More
Posted on Thursday December 20, 2012, 13:49 by Filmfan 2