Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name ★★★½

The meandering, dreamlike quality of the film didn't quite work for me as much as it did for others, but still, when this movie shines, holy shit does it shine.

My highlights from this are Michael Stuhlbarg's speech (one of the best scenes of the year), the phone call, and the ending. While the film aimed for a rambling flow of emotions, most of the moments didn't hit for me. I've seen that type of stuff done before, and better. But these three scenes are exceptions. They display raw emotional filmmaking, both in front and behind the camera.

Call Me by Your Name feels very real. I may not love it, but it certainly deserves credit for capturing that feeling. It's an intimate film, and if you can get engaged in it, it will sweep you away.

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