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Thought-provoking and entertaining media I’ve enjoyed this year:

Tár (2022)

An absolutely superb film, the best I can recall seeing in recent years. Gorgeous visuals, a magnificent soundtrack, a career-best performance from Blanchett, and a wealth of painstaking research into the nuances of the musical world converge to bring a sublime experience for the viewer. The film asks many questions yet feels no pressure to thrust the answers upon us; indeed, much of the film’s value is found in the contemplation it stirs within the viewer after the credits roll. Given the intricacies of the subject matter and the unusual scenes in the final act, I highly recommend re-watching the film in order to bring another perspective to the viewing—suffice it to say this film is certainly more than the sum of it’s parts.