Renowned musician Lydia Tár is days away from recording the symphony that will elevate her career. However, Lydia's elaborate facade begins to unravel, revealing dirty secrets and the corrosive nature of power.
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"Todd Field really made two amazing movies, took a 16 year long break and then came back out of nowhere with this masterpiece. An incredibly layered film about a complex and very human woman. The directing is phenomenal and the way the camera moves is perfectly executed. This is easily one of Cate Blanchett's best performances. She's able to say so much with only the subtle movements of her face. One of the most naturalist performances of all time. I felt myself at the edge of my seat throughout the second half of the film. The suspense from her self destruction was palpable. It's an amazingly well done film all around and immensely thought-provoking."
"An inside look at the high end orchestra world and the fall from grace of a talented conductor, who also happens to be an unlikable narcissist. Look, no one is ever going to confuse me with an art house movie fan, but these Oscar bait movies just never do it for me. I guess I’m just an old action/comedy/fantasy buffoon who’s set in his ways. "
"8.7⭐️ To give a hint at what's special about TÁR you needn't look further than the opening credits. The opening credits start backwards with members of the crew that generally are at the very end of the end credits, like catering and production units and assistant editors. This is a movie about how an ego can grow too big and turn to manipulation when one role gets too much credit in a collaborative field. An orchestra is like a film set, and most collaborators get shoved to the back of a program or the end of the film credits. While this adds to the movie's run time up front, it's a fitting gesture for the movie you're about to watch. I definitely need to rewatch because it’s so subtle I know I missed little clues here and there."
"Thumbs up on this one. This is a longer movie & seemed perhaps a longer setup in the beginning, but probably necessary to the storyline. It picks up later. I'd like to a see it a 2nd time, paying even more close attention to the various characters and the texts/emails, which I put on pause to thoroughly read/interpret. All left me wanting to see it through to the interesting ending. Certainly more I'd like to say, but don't want to reveal any spoilers. Best to go into this blind."
"Really well made especially on a technical level. Todd Field’s direction MVP, especially with the interesting use of long takes and sound design, as well as cinematography. Cate Blanchett gives a strong performance as well. Well deserved Oscar noms, especially for Todd Field."
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