Benjamin Maio Mackay
Call Me By Your Name - 4 Stars
Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet give powerhouse performances in a moving love story.
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
My primary issue with this film is running time, its a really simple, albeit beautiful story yet the film runs for 2hrs 12 minutes. While this is typical for Oscar oriented movies, there needed to be more plot to warrant the excessive length. However, Luca Guadagnino’s epic direction, the haunting score and brilliant cinematography make up for the lost time. There’s also not a performance to fault, these characters are excellently portrayed by award worthy actors.
Overall a beautiful, powerful romantic film perfect for the holiday break!
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Sony Pictures