So stylized/abstract right from the start, it didn’t really mean anything to me when it got weirder still. Good soundtrack.
Last night I had no clue what to rate this. Holy Motors did feel good, I was amused all the way through, compelled even. I had some ideas about what it might be about, but nothing connected. Lots of interesting stuff, but why? So I chose 3 stars plus a heart.
Woke up thinking it should be 4. Then I read more about the film and its author, some ideas started weaving together. Now I felt I should (re)watch Carax's…
My wife is critical of the whole 'white male asshole celebration' aspect of this and other Paul Thomas Anderson movies, and I feel that, though I do think the movies criticize it themselves, too.
Phantom Thread has continued growing on me since I saw it, the depiction of the two (three?) main characters is so subtle and intelligent that the whole thing is still developing in my mind ('nagaren', sorry, Dutch pun).
The image that stuck with me most is Reynolds' mother as a young bride. The photo, and then the repetition of the image in a fever dream. Exquisitely done!
I told myself before not to go to Cinemajestic in Zutphen anymore, but I forgot. It's one of these places where people can order snacks during the show by pressing a button. So they do. Minutes into the movie. And once again later. The concept somehow requires a lamp between each pair of seats, so people can read the menu, meaning that there's always a bright light in the corner of your eye.
On top of that, this time: people…