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 he’s Carax himse … [Read more...]

The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)

With amazing performances and some bizarre spectacles, Leos Carax's The Lovers on the Bridge a paints unforgettable (if not exactly admirable) pictures of wild romance.Plunging us into a the difficult and unpredictable lives of the homeless in Paris, Carax shows us an ugly, cruel world that is full of betrayals. Romantic love and passion are upheld as the best hope for a fulfilling life, and its characters pursue this with a passion, believing it should be attained no matter what.And … [Read more...]


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