Engwari’s review published on Letterboxd:
Dense and long yet never drags, TAR feels like a masterpiece. I was struck by how engaged I was from the very opening interview and how Cate Blanchett was able to pour so much into Lydia while keeping a relatively restrainted and naturalist performance.
Having trouble finding the words to talk about the plot but I found many directorial choices interesting. From the lack of music or score outside of scenes where a character is actually playing an instrument, the washed out and brutalist cinematography, the times the camera stayed still vs when it moved alot, the decision to not translate the German lines when Lydia talks to the orchestra and more.
Will be thinking about this one for a while.