The Columbia Chronicle

‘Holy Motors’’ dizzying narrative will divide audiences

By Sam Flancher

October 22, 2012

The divisiveness of “Holy Motors” was evident at its premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.Met equally with cheers and boos, veteran French director Leos Carax’s film of audacious, polarizing proportions refuses critical consensus. With its grand assemblage of generic elements, “Holy Motors” frustrates as often as it astounds.The film begins with an image of Carax in a dream state as he surveys a movie theate...

Fleischer’s flick a dud

By Drew Hunt

August 11, 2011

The R-rated comedy, which saw a resurgence in the summer of 2005 with the box office hits “Wedding Crashers” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” has been taking a hit recently. Widespread complacency has plagued films like “Horrible Bosses” and “Bad Teacher,” which use four-letter words and suggestive sexuality like a crutch, indicating they have no real legs to stand on. For a genre that once thrived on audacity ...

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