TÁR ★★★★★

A single review won't cover the entire movie, and I prefer people to see things with little knowledge beforehand, but here's one nugget that crossed my mind 24 hours after seeing it (it's been on my mind the entire time since):

Many of great living filmmakers of our era have used their prowess to tell stories rooted in the past with glossy production design and an escapist quality. Tár by contrast, feels like a rare prestige contemporary film of that scale, maybe the first this side of the pandemic, with Todd Field taking the same level of craft as his peers but pointing it directly at the here and now. It is especially jolting because Field hasn't made a movie in 16 years, yet the movie feels like it was written yesterday in the best possible way - it's right on the pulse.

That's one of dozens of thoughts racing through my mind in the day since seeing this.

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