Carol ★★★★★


A symphony of fleeting glimpses, glances, touches, embraces, and an overwhelming ambience of aching desire. Rain-drops mix with tears, discernable to only those who know the source and the resonance behind sheltered memories. Todd Haynes takes the foundation of Super 16mm and refines it until every color and texture leaps off the screen with subdued grandeur. Fleeting moments, usually tossed aside in most films, are an essential component to a love story that carried me deeper into the delicate details of its characters and its impeccably realized setting.

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are unforgettable here, and so is this movie. More to come at a later date, but yeah, it's as great as you've hoped.

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