Brilliant and frustrating in equal measure, Holy Motors illogical narrative (or rather lack of one) is countered by one of the year’s best leading performances and director Leos Carax playful, imaginative and confronting imagery.
His first feature film after a 12-year-long hiatus, Leos Carax’s directorial return to French cinema landed like a brick through a greenhouse. Holy Motors (2012) is the utterly insane tale of a man in a limousine, ferried between different ‘appointments’ where he dons costumes and prosthetics to play different roles.
Colton of The Daily Rotation wrote, "As 2012 comes to a close, now is a perfect time to reflect on the films that have inspired, excited, or disappointed us. There’s no doubt in my mind that 2012 was a great year for cinema, but I can’t help but think about those films that have disappointed me greatly."
The 2012 movie season was hoping to save some of the best entries for last, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was destined to be one of them. Or is it? Also coming over to play stateside, are Best Foreign Pic hopefuls Amour and Holy Motors. And a few other indie flicks found their way into the coveted rankings as well.