TÁR ★★★★½

taken aback by how much i liked this, but i'm always primed to dig something this proudly, confrontationally slow (unlike the man to my right who was loudly snoring before the opening scene even ended). i get why everyone is discussing this in a Cancel Culture context but man i think that's the worst part of the thing. it's basically impossible to talk seriously about cancel culture and not sound like a hysterical moron and the brief dips this film takes into that territory are no exception. i think talking about it as a cancel culture film implies that it's a film about punishment and whether or not it's merited. it's really not that! it's much more interesting as a film about guilt, and how prestige and acclaim can make a person think their actions have no consequences. it's a smart, patient film. i enjoyed it!

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