I finally watched Tár and loved it.
This isn’t a movie review...I don’t know what I can really add to the conversation, except to say that Todd Field is massively talented—so is Cate Blanchett—and the filmmaking is spectacular.
I remember seeing Field in an obscure indie (he acted, but did not make it) called Broken Vessels at the 1998 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. I thought, what an interesting actor. You just want to watch him.
Then I saw him in Eyes Wide Shut, and he held his own against Tom Cruise.
Then as a filmmaker, In the Bedroom—what a debut!
Kubrick was one of his mentors, or so it says on Wikipedia, and there’s a touch of the Master in Tár.
I need to spend some time reading the script, which curiously is only 94 pages for a nearly three-hour movie.
I enjoyed going back into the music–academic world, having studied it in college in the 1990s.
Like I said, this isn’t a movie review. Just wanted to post my appreciation!