Carol

Carol ★★★★½

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, and written that it makes you want to hang every frame on the wall like a painting.

Never has a hand touching a shoulder felt so beautiful, elegant, and richly complex.

One of the best films of 2015 my mom is sure to find utterly boring.

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