Carol ★★★★½

"what a strange girl you are. flung out of space."

this film is so beautiful and i love it beyond words. the rhythmic buzz of the city engrossed in trivial conversation and christmas festivities serves as a rich backdrop for carol and therese's relationship, every glance and slight graze magnified against their surroundings. this film's palette and grainy state make it feel like a resurfaced memory, fully immersing you in the time period and story. countless frames bursting with meticulously placed color reveal more than anything that's spoken, highlighting cate and rooney's performances. this masterpiece leaves me in awe every time.

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