Rooney Mara in “Carol.”
Kittens, for this week’s little chatfest, we couldn’t help but run down our holiday party planning efforts because we’re currently neck deep in them, but once we got that off our chests, we found we had a TON of things to say about “Carol,” which we had just screened the night before.
Our totally non-spoilery review goes into much detail on the look and style of the film. There’s a motif of the main characters being photographed through windows, especially the windows of cars, which gives the film a very mannered, “snowglobe” feel to it that is quite beautiful to look at. We talk briefly about how the film is visually inspired by the work of photographer Saul Leiter and, just because they’re so pretty to look at, we included some examples of his artistry below. If you want to know what “Carol” looks like, these shots are the best answer.
We also have an extended discussion on the merits of the performances of each of the leads. Rooney Mara gives the very best performance of her character and if it comes down to the two of them, we’d pick her for an Oscar over Cate.
Also, just for the hell of it, we run down the Golden Globe nominations and give our picks on every category for which we have at least a passing knowledge of the nominees. We’re just that opinionated. But it was fun to get to talk briefly about shows we never get a chance to review.
Goodness, we’re exhausting, aren’t we?
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[Photo Credit: Saul Leiter – Still: Tom and Lorenzo – Video Credit: CBS Radio/Play it, The Weinstein Company]