Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name ★★★★★

This movie messed me up. I'm going to need days to recover.

To start, I'm speechless. This film cast such a dreamlike spell on me that I became completely enraptured by the characters and their lives.

This was one of those very rare films where I forgot I was watching a movie. In fact, it took a few moments to shake myself out of the trance it put me under. In all honesty, I'm still not sure I succeeded.

I'm fully rooting for Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer come awards season. Chalamet in particular becomes Elio so convincingly that I still can't shake his impact.

Also, Sufjan Stevens has to be mentioned. The use of his music was almost overwhelming to me. It was as if it was composed with the singular purpose of wringing out every ounce of feeling from the audience.

In 2017, few films manage to tap into the human soul so effortlessly. That is a feat most worth championing.

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