Love Conquers All, Probably

A quiet week, as everyone moves to avoid being crushed by a certain pair of sparkle vampires … ah, why be coy about it? Read on.

Breaking Dawn, Part 2: The Twilight saga comes to an end with the most ridiculous entry yet … but somehow it’s kind of fun this time, because Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are finally out from most of Stephenie Meyer’s pathologies.

Citadel: Irish horror! Kind of, anyway, as an agoraphobic young father must confront his fears — repeatedly — to save his infant daughter from some creepy hoodies. It’s got a couple of false starts, but the second half is pretty damn gripping.

Holy Motors: Thirteen years after Pola X, Leos Carax comes roaring back with this gleefully impenetrable tale of one man (Denis Lavant) roaming the streets of Paris in a white stretch limo, assuming and discarding characters like a … well, like an actor in a series of short films. But really, it’s much stranger than that.

A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman: Chapman’s 1980 autobiography becomes a CG animated fantasia through the magic of audio … but doesn’t quite bring its author back to life. Phil explains.

And that’s everything, really, except for a couple of limited-run docs at the Bloor. If Holy Motors doesn’t get your motor running, have you seen Skyfall ? It’s pretty good.

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