The Movie Remark Podcast: TÁR WARS


A very long time in the past, in a galaxy, far, distant… Nicely, really, only a few weeks in the past, proper right here on the nice previous web, our esteemed colleague, The New Yorker’s Richard Brody, tweeted out two easy phrases: TÁR WARS. He was referring, in fact, to the swirl of controversy round TÁR, certainly one of this yr’s most talked-about movies. The film, directed by Todd Subject and that includes a central efficiency from Cate Blanchett, tracks the gradual downfall of 1 Lydia Tár, the egomaniacal and presumably predatory conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Although a possible lock for a lot of end-of-year lists, TÁR has been pretty divisive amongst critics. So for at this time’s podcast, Movie Remark editors Devika Girish and Clinton Krute took inspiration from Mr. Brody’s tweet and invited two well-matched gladiators—the valiant Jessica Kiang on the pro-side and the brave Nathan Lee on the con—to debate the relative deserves and demerits of the film. Two critics enter, one critic leaves… Could the perfect critic win!

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