Carol ★★★★

"I don't know what I want. How could I know what I want if I say yes to everything?"

Far more than the Oscar-bait I feared it would be. 'Carol' is a beautifully crafted tale of forbidden love, told with subtlety and class.

The two lead performances are phenomenal. Cate Blanchett is exquisite, but I think this film belongs to Rooney Mara. She's so damn incredible, I almost refuse to believe that this is the same girl from the 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' reboot. She's already one of the most compelling actresses out there and she's only just getting started.

Wonderfully realised by Todd Haynes and featuring beautiful attention to detail as well as sublime production design. 'Carol' is a beautifully poignant drama, led by two of the best performances of the year.

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