Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name ★★★★½

So many emotions swirling around me when I finished this near-masterpiece; it's just ridiculously well done and has three great performances by Chalamet, Hammer and Stuhlbarg. Easily one of the best of 2017, a year that is looking better and better in retrospect. If I had to make two very small criticisms, one is that Hammer is really pushing the edge on the idea that he's playing 25, but he's so good in the part that this feels like a quibble; the other is that I feel Elio gets off just a bit too easy for the way he ghosts his kinda-girlfriend. He gets forgiven for that pretty damn quickly. The movie's gorgeously shot, too; it feels sumptuous without being over-the-top, and there's a crisp-but-in-a-summer-haze to the shots that I appreciate. (Nice use of color choices as well.)

Oh, and now I get all the peach jokes from 8 months ago.

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