An incomparable masterpiece. PlayTime, as with Tati's three previous films, engages with the modern world from an ironical, amused, but loving distance. He is not so much at war with modernity as he is locked in a struggle to humanize it. He succeeds marvelously; he adopts and subverts the postmodern rejection of linear narrative coherence and standard characterization to revivify irrepressible humanity. Genius!