With their claustrophobic close-ups and desolate wide shots, both films are stunning portraits of life on the brink.
Terence Davies’s adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbons's 1932 novel hasn't "got legs" – that's the point.
In some cases 80 minutes can feel too long, whereas four hours can be just right. There is no way to judge except on a case-by-case basis.
Women love things that are “for boys” because these things are actually “for humans”.
If the film was made in a more utopian 2003, this is what it would have looked like.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we talk albums from Joanna Newsom, Bjork and Grimes, Todd Haynes film Carol, and comedy web series Ex-Best.
“It seamlessly evokes the period by paying homage to the great photography of the time.”
Todd Haynes' Carol is as tantalising as hearing a tender ballad on a tinpot transistor. Plus: Bridge of Spies.
The TV show’s parodic tone is mirrored in its knowing references to classics of the genres.
The upcoming Cate Blanchett vehicle, Carol, is already being feted as a lesbian blockbuster. I should be excited, and yet it just makes me feel sweaty.
The film does what it says on the tin.
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