Carol ★★★★★

A muted little heartbreaker of a romance so plainspoken and unassuming that I'd overlooked it myself until now. In a related development, I am a stupid idiot.

So what finally pushed me to sit down with it? Was it enthusiasm for the newest Todd Haynes joint? End of the decade list due diligence? Probably some combination of all of that, but it's also worth noting that this is also one hell of a Christmas movie, and 'tis the season.