Monthly Archives: April 2014

Lent: Part 36

Returner (リターナー, 2002) – I won’t say it’s the worst movie I’ve ever seen, far from it. Sure, the script was absolute garbage and the special effects were unforgivably bad, but the actors at least knew what movie they were in, with the possible exception of the Americans in the cast. The leads, though, they knew exactly how seriously to take this. I’d never watch it again, but I’m not angry I saw Returner.

Lent: Part 31

Holy Motors (2012) – This is a weird, very French movie. As far as I can tell, it’s a movie about movies, maybe. There are many reminders that you’re watching a movie, that you are a spectator on scenes of invented emotion. Normally I hate art about art itself. I guess I don’t hate Holy Motors, though. I don’t think I’m ready to say I liked it, but I’ll totally concede that it’s completely bonkers. Well done, France.