Andrea Thompson reviews “Call My By Your Name” for Cultured Vultures


As a work of art (and it definitely is), Call Me By Your Name resembles the passionate love story it depicts in many ways. It’s one of those breathtaking cinematic experiences which demands to be called a “film” rather than a “movie.” That’s not meant to be dismissive of “movies,” merely a statement that Call Me is in a category of its own.

Indeed, just as teenage protagonist Elio (Timothée Chalamet) needs to warm up to Oliver (Armie Hammer), Call Me By Your Name can at first come off as yet another arthouse offering about the rich whiling away their time in Europe. But just as Oliver and Elio slowly win each other over, so too does the film become far more than its pretensions.


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