Tuesday, January 10, 2023


On New Year's Eve, Tom, Sharon and I watched Tár. This is part of our annual odyssey to watch the potential Oscar Best Picture candidates. Goldderby.com currently has the film as one of the favorites to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Tár is a psychological drama film written and directed by Todd Field and starring Cate Blanchett. The supporting cast includes Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Allan Corduner, and Mark Strong. The film charts the downfall of fictional composer and conductor Lydia Tár.

At the 80th Golden Globe Awards, the movie received nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Screenplay, and Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. Cate Blanchett won Best Actress.

None of us liked this movie; I don't recommend it. The plot is disjointed with an aburpt ending. Reading about the movie afterwards, I realized that I missed a couple of key plot points in the beginning of the movie. While it might get Best Picture Oscar nomination, it is difficult for me to see it winning.

Cate Blanchett's performance is interesting. I was somewhat surprised that she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. At this point, I am rooting for Michele Williams to win the Best Actress Oscar.

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