Holy Motors (2012)

Holy Motors

As Holy Motors begins, a sleepwalker leans against his bedroom wall, upon which a forest is painted. Or might it be a real forest after all? The sleeper — played by filmmaker Leos Carax — moves into it, like Lucy stepping into Narnia, where he finds a strange movie theater and a catatonic audience. Here comes an ancient dog — both magnificent and menacing — stalking down the theater aisle. Perhaps he’s a portent of the death of cinema in the age of digital media. Perhaps … [Read more...]