Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name ★★★½

Intimate and sensual to a fault, Call Me by Your Name paints a stunning picture of first love through it's cautious storytelling and nuanced performances. Despite my own experiences sharing many similarities to the central relationship, I was curiously bored for most of the film. It wasn't as intensely captivating like I was expecting it to be and I didn't leave the theatre in a wondrous haze like I did with 2015's Carol. It totally glosses over the morally ambiguous age gap and striking power imbalance in the relationship, but hey - that doesn't seem to be the story they're interested in telling. The end monologue with the father is brilliant though makes me want to go back and pay more attention to the film's treatment of female characters.

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