Call Me by Your Name ★★★★

i keep thinking about tug of war. elio and oliver pushing and pulling into and away from each other, emotionally yanking until finally the rope gives.

chalamet and hammer are radiant in this film. totally magnetic, just hypnotic. and of course michael stulhbarg, the motherfucking legend, is just.... well you don’t need me to tell you.

the restraint shown in the edit and direction is magnificent. a striking lack of close-ups until the final act makes them fucking gargantuan when they finally happen. it takes some incredible patience to wait that long to go close on armie hammer’s absurdly beautiful face.