Carol movie review: flung out of space

Flawless in every way: sumptuous visually and emotionally. One of the more mature and sophisticated romances the big screen has ever seen. I’m “biast” (pro): adore Cate Blanchett and Todd Haynes

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I first saw Carol at the London Film Festival last October. So, three months ago. And I’ve been terrified to write about it ever since. This happens sometimes with a movie I fall in love with, because I fear that nothing I could say would do it justice, that I would somehow diminish it with words that fail to capture how transcendent it is. I’ve seen the film twice more since — including again just this morning — in the hope that something would inspire me to feel as if I could pin it down in a fair way.
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