Without a doubt one of the best films of the year. This brightly-lit, cool-colored film creates its own world in a small town in northern Italy. Certain people may bemoan that this story is slow — it's a movie purely about a romance between two men that is about 2 hours and 15 minutes. But it's absolutely beautiful, and captures the purity and normalcy of first love and connection. And even though there are sad moments, the movie never feels…
One of the best films of the year, Carol makes it difficult to find flaws within the precision and elegance of its two main stars — Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett, script by Phyllis Nagy (Mrs. Harris) and direction by Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, I’m Not There).
Set in the demure, refined period of the 1950s, Carol follows the story and relationship of two women- Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) and Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett). Both are at a lonely…
idk man...on one hand it was an existential, experimental feature, but on the other hand it was some pretentious bullshit
hearing David Lowery talk afterwards in an Q&A made me lean more towards the latter, since he was like, "yeah, i created a work of art™, bask in the gravitas of casey affleck in a sheet"
but also, i can't stop thinking about it...?
i haven't been this conflicted about a film since i watched mulholland dr.