I love movies and I love making lists.
Ahh, polarizing indeed.
When I read people calling this movie horrible, awful, pretentious, pointless, or a total mess...I get it. I really do. But for me, it was something much different. It was...
A haunting, beautiful, weird, methodical, artsy, violent, minimalistic, lucid nightmare of a film. Gorgeous cinematography, masterful direction, and a brilliant score.
Yes, it is very slow. No, I was never, ever bored. My eyes stayed glued to the screen for the entire 89 minute runtime and I left the theater in a trance. I have a feeling I'll be thinking about this one for a long time.
Faces seen through muddied windshields, reflections on a department store's windows, trains moving in circles, muted pastels, frames within frames, seas of men separating two women, eyes darting, lips pursing, a spectrum of emotion across subtle glances, a hand on a shoulder.
Carol is a brilliant, expertly crafted, wonderfully acted, divinely emotional meditation on love, relationships, and the true inner-feelings that lie behind the words we speak.
Todd Haynes has made a film that's so impeccably shot, lit, costumed, performed,…