Friday, April 1

Carol (2015)

"Carol is gorgeous, gently groundbreaking, and might be the saddest thing you’ll ever see. More than hugely accomplished cinema, it’s an exquisite work of American art, rippling with a very specific mid-century melancholy, understanding love as the riskiest but most necessary gamble in anyone’s experience. It’s hard to imagine a director handling this project more surely than Todd Haynes, a supreme chronicler of feminine emotional pain - from Safe through Far From Heaven and Mildred Pierce - who reasserts his status here as one of the greats. Everything in this long-gestating adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel feels weighted to perfection. The film’s a smorgasbord of edible Fifties design which finds meaning in the smallest details. ..."
Telegraph - Carol review: 'Cate Blanchett will slay you' (Video)
New Yorker: Forbidden Love
W - Carol
NY Times: ‘Carol’ Explores the Sweet Science of Magnetism (Video)
W - Patricia Highsmith
Guardian: Cate Blanchett superb in a five-star tale of forbidden love (Video)

2014 March: Blue Jasmine (2013)