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‘Holy Motors’ Is Our Film Of The Week

Recovered from a long career hiatus, Leos Carax’ return is our favourite movie this week, and so far this year. ‘Holy Motors’★★★★★, an uniquely personal work from the director of ‘Pola X’ and ‘The Lovers Of The Bridge”, blends multiple genres and references to the history of cinema on a series of episodes defying the conventions of logical narrative and shaping up a beautiful homage to cinema. Denis Lavant gets in chameleon-like shape to portray several different roles as a mysterious limo drives Mr. Oscar around Paris, taking him from project to project. Ultimately a love it or hate it affair, ‘Holy Motors’ won’t leave anyone unchallenged. We’ll be lucky if this season brings any work that can rival its formidable qualities.

Other strong new releases this week are smart sci-fi thriller ‘Looper’★★★½ and taut German drama ‘Barbara’★★★★. Former films of the week ‘Killing Me Softly’ and ‘About Elly’ hold their place in our recommended Top 5. Don’t miss any of them!

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The Loop Goes “Classical” With Anna Meredith

Classical composer Anna Meredith, gets on top of the loop with an incursion in avant-garde electronica on her debut EP, ‘Black Prince Fury’. The horn-infused, epic ‘Nautilus’ is our favourite track of the moment.

Kanye West teams up with good mates Jay-Z & Big Sean in another standout off the soon-to-be-released, star-studded compilation of his G.O.O.D. Music label. The whole album can be streamed here and ‘Clique’ makes the week’s highest entry, next to new tracks by the likes of How To Dress Well; Bat For Lashes and the Neil Hannon penned musical number that Kylie performs in the much talked-about latest film by Leos Carax, ‘Holy Motors’.

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