Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name ★★★★

Call Me By Your Name is a film that I couldn't make up my mind whether I wanted to see it or not. I had been hearing so many great things, but part of me just shrugged it off as "the obvious LGBT nomination". After watching it, although I have some issues with it, I really liked it, and it was pretty fantastic overall.

The performances are stellar, and Elio and Oliver are both fantastic characters. The age difference is still a little off to me, but if I can accept Padme marrying that little kid she met on Tatooine, then I'm sure I can overlook it here as well. It's a little off for me in both films, but like I said, I don't think this is a HUGE problem.

Perhaps this film's greatest strength is the writing, as all of the dialogue feels so natural and real that it really elevates this film as a whole. The cinematography and musical cues are also really good, as 'Mystery of Love' has been burned in my brain since I first heard it. It's a beautiful song.

However I will never look at a peach the same way again. This film made me a peachist, if that's a thing.

On a technical and narrative level, Call Me By Your Name is a really great film. Although I personally have some issues with it and may not agree with all of the subject matter, that doesn't mean that I can't look at this film and everything that it gets objectively right and claim that it's anything less than that. If I did that, it'd be highly unfair to the film and to myself as a film reviewer/cinephile. Also, the ending to this film was a whirlwind of emotional conflict. Wow. 8.5/10

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