Moments ago, I opened Twitter and saw a few photos of Carol (2015) on my timeline, which is normal; and then I saw a few more photos of Carol (2015) on my timeline, which is also normal; and then I saw a few more photos of Carol (2015) on my timeline, which: again, normal. I mean obviously it was Carol. It’s Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in the snow and Cate’s got that Carol hair and the cigarette and the gloves, of all things, and Rooney’s looking at her like she’s afraid she’s about to get murdered and also like Cate hung the literal moon in the sky, and in at least one of the photos, Cate’s making that “we’re not ugly people, Harge” face. But then, I noticed that it seems like Therese is wearing Carol’s coat. And Therese’s hair is longer; a lot longer. And, like, why do these camera angles look unfamiliar to me, a person who has seen Carol no less than one hundred thousand times.
“Oh my god!” I screeched, out loud, springing from my chair and sending my cats flying in all directions, “IT’S A CAROL SEQUEL!”
these set photos of cate blanchett and rooney mara shooting guillermo del toro’s latest are all i need to see to know it’s already going to be my favorite film of 2020 pic.twitter.com/Ab4C3psxbu
— keaton kilde (@keatonkildebell) January 31, 2020
But then I read the captions of the tweets and no? It’s not a sequel? Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett are wearing the exact same clothes from Carol and standing very close and intensely next to each other for a whole other movie? It is Guillermo del Toro’s remake of the 1947 film noir Nightmare Alley, which, according to the plot summary I just read on Wikipedia, is literally Pretty Little Liars.
Well, that’s that. The best movie of 2020.