Paul Lister’s review published on Letterboxd:
Sometimes a film comes along and confirms to you why you love the majesty of cinema so much. Todd Haynes's 'Carol' is that film! It lives and breathes pure cinema. The two lead performances are believably subtle and heartbreaking, the autumnal golden brown hues richly embody the film with a great sense of time and place, Edward Lachmann's super 16mm photography is steeped in grain and carries so much depth to the image, Carter Burwell's score swells like the longing of the heart and Sandy Powell's costume design is so wonderfully detailed. All of these elements combined pull you in like a tractor beam. 'Carol' is a film that I could watch on repeat for so many reasons, not least for the moment Rooney Mara puts on that adorable Christmas hat. Actually Rooney Mara in general is just Goddess worthy in sight, sound and her fragility. As for Cate Blanchett it is no surprise she is so convincing in the film. She is one of the great modern actresses, even if she is not averse to a few over egged performances here and there but she one of the most iconic women in films today!
I love 'Carol' and everything about it! For me it will stand the test of time to be considered one of the greats!