Daniel Stinson’s review published on Letterboxd:
I’m in complete awe.
This is one of the most honest, beautiful films I have ever seen. Every frame is carefully motivated, every stolen glance, every musical cue, every single shot. Luca Guadagnino has constructed a masterpiece of seduction and emotion. It’s almost unfair how good it is.
Timothée Chalamet, by the way, deserves everything in the world for how unbelievable of a performance he gave. Moved me to tears at the end. Like, a messy, cathartic release of emotions. Everything had been built up and paced so perfectly, that by the last 30 minutes, it’s almost impossible not to find yourself completely attached to the authenticity of first love.
And that last sequence. That’s an all-timer for me. Basically a flawless example of how powerful cinema can be. I cannot stop thinking about this film. I think it’s going to haunt me for a very long time.