This spectacular film has a mood of Buñuelian wickedness.
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.
On the pop culture podcast this week we discuss teen horror TV show Scream Queens, the film adaptation of Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van and the children’s dog-based literary-TV crossover Wishbone.
The actor’s New Yorker piece, “An Honest Film Review”, picks on an already enfeebled archetype for cheap laughs.