Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name ★★★★½

Call Me By Your Name is one of this year's best movies. Superbly directed by Luca Guadagnino, the film tells a captivating coming of age story that focuses on Timothée Chalamet's Elio Perlman, and his developing relationship with a doctoral student by the name of Oliver, played by Armie Hammer. The two bond over the course of Oliver's time in Elio's vacation home in Lombardy, Italy, but ultimately, it is something that can't last forever.

Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer are the real stars of the show here and knock it out of the park. 2017 is very much the breakout year for Chalamet and he isn't just going to go on to do big and exciting things in the future, he's doing them now. Hammer has previously played sidekick roles or smaller roles as part of an ensemble in what i've seen but here he really takes up as much screentime as Chalamet, and the relationship between the two is incredibly well-developed, feeling really natural and not forced, set across the beautiful backdrop of Lombardy. Sufjan Stevens is a fantastic artist and the songs that he wrote for the movie really fit the theme - with the soundtrack itself really being spectacularly chosen.

A film that deserves to be up there with the Oscar nominees this year, Call Me By Your Name is one of the year's best, and the city of Crema plays as much of an important part of the movie as Hammer and Chalamet themselves.

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