Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name ★★★★½

Third viewing in 5 days. This film has really sunk its hooks into me. I'm picking up on some very subtle but powerful details that enrich the story each time I watch it. Things that at first I thought were missing, but now I hear, see and feel them. Some are subtext or seemingly insignificant on a first viewing, but important on revisits. Like Marzia's comments to Elio at the pond while they strip down before their late night swim. She knows more about Elio's attraction for Oliver than I thought at first, bringing it up with him rather directly, Third viewing in 5 days. This film has really sunk its hooks into me. I'm picking up on some very subtle but powerful details that enrich the story each time I watch it. Things that at first I thought were missing, but now I hear, see and feel them as subtext or seemingly insignificant on the first viewing. Like Marzia's comments to Elio at the pond during their late night swim about which changes things just a bit. 

This truly is the masterpiece so many people have said. I didn't fully appreciate it at first, but now I do. I may just get past a few of the "flaws" I've seen in the movie and give it 5 stars. Sometimes the minor imperfections just don't matter, when the story and characters are just so compelling.

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