Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name ★★★★½

I just got Armie Hammered and I loved it.

Call Me By Your Name is to gay men what Carol was to lesbians. It's a beautiful story about discovering your identity and exploring your sexuality for the first time. It's an organic romance that isn't rushed—it develops slowly. Some may not like the film's slow pace, but I think it makes the romance feel more natural. We see romance develop too fast, too often in cinema. It ruins the experience and the audience's ability to relate to it. 

The dialogue in the film is truly exceptional, especially the conversation between Elio and his father towards the end. It delivers a powerful message: learn to accept yourself, be true to yourself, and live life in the way that would make you the happiest, no matter what others may think.

As much as this film is heartbreaking, it also brings hilarity with the characters bouncing off one another perfectly. The breathtaking Italian setting compliments the warmth of this summer romance and the music (one of my favourite soundtracks of the year) adds to the already impactful atmosphere. 

Just like Moonlight before it, this will (hopefully) be the 2018 Best Picture winner.


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