Fans of classic films will instantly recognize the opening scene of Carol: two star-crossed paramours (Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara) sit silently at a table, staring into each other's eyes, when they are suddenly interrupted by a clueless dimwit. One stands to leave, placing her hand discreetly on the shoulder of her secret lover, then departs, seemingly forever. We then flash back to… read more!
Movies Directed by Todd Haynes (in alphabetical order)
Heartfelt re-creation of 1950s "women's pictures", those Technicolor melodramas made famous by the likes of Douglas Sirk, Far from Heaven delves deeper than the surface crises of those earlier films' well-to-do heroines, exploring racial and sexual issues that would have been unheard of in Hollywood films of the time. Set in 1957 Connecticut, the story centers around emotionally torn housewife… read more!
Writer/director Todd Haynes's abstract portrait of Bob Dylan in the '60s and '70s has garnered a little attention for its gimmicky casting of six different actors - Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, and relative unknowns Marcus Carl Franklin and Ben Whishaw - as six different incarnations of the legendary singer/songwriter. But the casting simply reflects the fragmentation… read more!