Saturday, December 10, 2022

"For long stretches of the film, we have exited the realm of realism and are firmly in the world of the supernatural"


An essay with gifs by Dan Kois:
Tár is not truly a cancel culture movie. Tár is a kind of ghost story, in which we’re so deeply embedded in Lydia Tár’s psyche that nearly everything that appears onscreen is up for debate.

The ghost, of course, is

Tár isn’t a puzzle box, where the answer clicks into place at the end and we understand, at last, who Keyser Söze was. Think of this film, instead, as a journey through a haunted forest

Speaking of Tar: