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Holy Motors

Tonight In NYC: Writer of 2012's Best Film* To Screen Shakespeare Flick @ Lincoln Center + 2013 Distro & Screening Notes on Five 2012 Faves

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Tonight, Joss Whedon, director of The Avengers and writer of The Cabin in the Woods screens Much Ado About Nothing at Lincoln Center. Note to code rats: Whedon and Goddard are seeking a game developer for CITW.

When Movies Aren't Audience-Friendly

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You know what an audience-friendly film is. It tells a story that engages you about characters you can like and root for. Yet those films -- movies that seek to tell a story that uplifts or inspires -- often get short shrift from critics for that reason alone.

DVDs: Masterful The Master, How to Survive a Plague and Hidden TV Gem Garrow's Law

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

One of the best films of the year, it's almost a shame to see The Master in your home rather than in gorgeous 70mm in a movie theater.

Holy Motors! Leos Carax Is Back

Christopher Atamian | Posted 04.02.2013 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Holy Motors is an extraordinary acting tour de force, a filmic reverie whose real topic is film history and the film medium itself -- in this sense it is wholly self-referential.

2012 Year in Film: The Studios Stepped up, But Independent and International Still Tops

Brian Formo | Posted 02.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

While studios did have a stellar year, the bests came from the independent and international films this year, with career highs, autueristic re-enforcers, welcome cinematic returns and new visionaries. Here's my round-up of the 10 best films released in 2012.

Mike Ryan's 10 Favorite Movies Of 2012

Mike Ryan | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Here is a list of my favorite movies from 2012. I was considering writing a longer introduction -- perhaps framing 2012 as a banner year for cinema, which it was -- but I will just leave it at "here is a list of my favorite movies from 2012" because, no matter how good or bad a given year is, I always end up with 10 favorite movies. So here they are.

A Conversation with Eva Mendes: The Dreams and Nightmares of Holy Motors

Brian Formo | Posted 01.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Holy Motors is many things, but mostly it is a dream. Leos Carax's new film is a series of scenarios with Denis Lavant playing a different character every time he steps out of a limousine -- entering into varied fantasies

AFI Review: Leos Carax's Holy Motors

Brian Formo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Holy Motors is two things: a love note to performance and a love note to cinema. It's an episodic film with dreamy bookends, a few winks at other films and the current state of cinema and audiences, laid at the altar of a very committed actor.

Holy Motors: Exclusive New Art

Farihah Zaman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

Holy Motors (Indomina Releasing), which won the Prix de la Jeunesse at Cannes earlier this year and just came off a similarly successful run at the New York Film Festival, has unveiled new promo art for the film.