Because this is THE moment. The moment Robbie (James McAvoy) falls deep in lust with Cecilia (Keira Knightley). That lust would lead to that filthy letter. The letter leads to that hot encounter in the library. That's what Briony (Saoirse Ronan) sees and misunderstands leading to the unravelling of all three lives.
Palpable emotions dripping from every single frame. And what beautiful meticously constructed frames they are. Carol gives us the best acting duet of this year, maybe this decade, in Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
3- 45 Years
....for puting me in the thick of things and getting me as perplexed and scared as its lead character Kate Macer (Emily Blunt). 5- Brooklyn
... for the copious tears I shed and for translating the ache of homesicknes into film.
7- About Elly
The best emotional thriller of the year. 8- Macbeth
Shakespeare has never been this sexy.
9 -Diary of a Teenage Girl
10- Slow West
Introducing new confident filmmaking voices in Marielle Heller and John McLean.
Happy Golden Globes day! I will love this year's edition no matter what because it gave us the headline "Carol Leads Golden Globes Nominations". As it should be.
Cate has three but I'm hoping for a fourth
My biggest wish - apart from couture, couture, couture - is that we get a lot of surprises. Hey Globes just embrace your inner star fuckery and vote for Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Lawrence and throw this awards season unto more disarray.
Here are my predictions and wishes.
Best Motion Picture Drama
Alternate: Mad Max: Fury Road
My Wish: Carol
Best Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical)
Winner: The Big Short
Alternate: The Martian
My Wish : Spy.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Alternate: Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
My Wish : None
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical)
Winner: Matt Damon, The Martian
Alternate: Christian Bale, The Big Short
My Wish : I guess Damon... I don't really care.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
Winner: Brie Larson, Room
Alternate: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
My Wish : A tie between Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara for Carol
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical)
Winner: Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Alternate: Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
My Wish : Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Alternate: Sylvester Stallone, Creed
My Wish : Paul Dano, Love and Mercy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner: Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Alternate: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
My Wish : Winslet or Jane Fonda (Youth). I want surprises, dammit!
Winner: Ridley Scott, The Martian
Alternate: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
My Wish : Todd Haynes, Carol. Duh!
Alternate: The Big Short
My Wish : Carol is not nominated so whatever. Just not Quentin Tarantino, please.
Best Animated Feature Film
Winner: Inside Out
My Wish : Inside Out ie. the only nominated film I saw.
Best Foreign Language Film
Winner: Son of Saul
My Wish : Mustang.
Best Original Score
Alternate: The Hateful Eight
My Wish : Carol
Best Original Song
Winner: One Kind of Love, Love and Mercy
Alternate: Writing's On the Wall, Spectre
My Wish : Any really as long as it's not the dreadful Spectre theme. How did that get nominated?
Visually Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak is a big sumptuous meal. So visually full at all times that it masquerades a thin plot and uninteresting lead character and almosts gets away with fooling us into thinking it a great film. Jessica Chastain full on Mrs Danvers mode might be the best part. Read my full review at The Film Experience.