Frankly, I think we need more films like Carnage.
Films with short enough running time for my busy life. Films that work like a stage play, showing nothing unnecessary, nothing more than four superb performances from four very talented actors.
In Before Sunset, or more recently Blue Jay, the characters felt real and made the minimalistic story-telling work. I felt the same about Carnage, a film that I had been meaning to watch for the longest time.
I have always tended to find Jodie Foster slightly annoying, even in her most acclaimed performances, but I think she is rather brilliant here. As is, less surprisingly for me, Kate Winslet. These women are the driving forces of this film. I feel…