Tag Archives: romance

Carol review — Forbidden love unwrapped

Directed by Todd Haynes | Written by Phyllis Nagy, adapting Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt | 118 min. | ▲▲▲▲△ I've enjoyed Haynes' work since I went to see Safe one day in 1995 in a largely empty cinema in Toronto and felt a chill I've rarely experienced at the movies, a uniquely unsettled feeling I… Read More

Brooklyn review — Romance in the diaspora

Directed by John Crowley | Written by Nick Hornby, adapting a Colm Toibin novel | 111 min |  ▲▲▲▲△ Saoirse Ronan is on point as Ellis, the young woman who in John Crowley's 1950's-set diasporic drama travels from rural Ireland to Brooklyn, New York for a new life, and inevitably, first love. This is an unabashedly… Read More