Carol

Carol ★★★★

Wow. The way the cinematography manipulates space and framing to reflect the character's oppression and restrictiveness is truly phenomenal. Bodies framed through doorways, faces obscured by dirty windows, layers upon layers. Lachman's dedication to these devices is a testament to the possibilities of reflecting a character's emotional state in a truly authentic and visual manner. Almost an antithesis to Lubezki's showy nothingness in The Revenant, this is subtle work that speaks volumes. Faces to be read like open books, bodies claustrophobically arranged to overwhelming effect.

Oh, and that scene leading into the tunnel is unlike anything I've ever seen before in my life.

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