TÁR ★★★★½

JUILLIARD STUDENT: I never played The Last of Us. I’d rather spend my free time—and my money—supporting work places that foster fair labor practices.

LYDIA TÁR: Oh, yes, I suppose we should sacrifice the mechanical ambitions of Jak X: Combat Racing and the technical prowess of A Thief’s End to the ever-evolving, reckless defenestrations of contemporary culture’s most regressive whims. Great art—like Cortex Strikes Back, or Keef the Thief—requires dedication, young man. Would you want your nascent work to be defined by how little you put into it? Your soul is blinking on a kill screen. Are you going to restart it, or might it just about be time to give up, hm?

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