Jordan Cuthbert’s review published on Letterboxd:
Just a few of my thoughts and impressions to express on my first watch of this majestic film:
- Having recently seen ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ for the first time, I think it is the perfect companion piece for Call Me By Your Name.
- The piano pieces in this films score had the power to conjure up feelings and extreme nostalgia of first love, a life back then, and the many indescribable emotions that are attached.
- I was on the brink of tears at so many points during the film - the only thing that held me back was knowing my tears would be obscuring my view of the films glorious projection.
- The ending sequence is one of the most raw, visceral shots i’ve ever seen committed to film.
- Of course the two leading actors deserve every drop of acclaim they are receiving for their roles. The level of profressionality and chemistry they displayed on screen is something I was completely in awe of.
- I think Michael Stuhlbarg deserves an incredible amount of praise too for his performance, managing to convey such sincerity and heart-breaking sensibility.
- There are some scenes in Call Me By Your Name which I can only best describe as having a transcendent, larger than life itself quality about them - again transporting me back long ago, crystallising the moments that could only exist at that point in time.
- Without a doubt one of the most vivid and authentic films about love I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching.
- I can’t wait to buy the vinyl of the soundtrack so I can cry myself into a melancholic slumber.