11/22/17

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

PERHAPS THE SWEETEST MOVIE TO COME ALONG IN THE MAINSTREAM 
FOR A VERY LONG TIME- CALL ME BY YOUR NAME IS A BEAUTIFUL FILM.
THE PACE IS ONE OF OLD SCHOOL CINEMA.  IT TAKES ITS TIME, LULLING ONE INTO THE STORY.  DEFINITELY NOT FOR PEOPLE WITH A.D.D, WHO HAVE TO CHECK THEIR TEXTS EVERY FEW MINUTES.
I READ THE BOOK IN OUR BOOK CLUB EARLIER THIS YEAR,  HANGING ON EVERY WORD. RE-READING NUMEROUS PARAGRAPHS, SOMETIMES IN TEARS. 
THE FILM IS MORE CONCISE, A LITTLE MORE HETERO, (FOR MY LIKING)
 LESS EROTIC, BUT FULLY CINEMATIC.
ARMIE HAMMER AS OLIVER- IS LOW-KEY AS THE "TROPHY BOYFRIEND." 
HE IS PERFECT IN HIS PART AS SOMEONE TO ADORE.
 TIMOTHEE CHALAMET AS ELIO-  EMBODIES HIS ROLE. YOUNG ANGST QUESTIONING HIS SEXUALITY FOR THE FIRST TIME. 
MESMERIZING FROM START TO FINISH. 
MICHAEL STUHLBARG AS ELIO'S FATHER HAS PERHAPS THE BEST STATEMENT ABOUT LOVE, (ESPECIALLY SAME-SEX LOVE) AS ANY IN FILM HISTORY-
 TAKEN WORD FOR WORD FROM THE  NOW MODERN CLASSIC BOOK BY 
ANDRE ACIMAN.
THE BOOK AND FILM ALLOW THE JADED AND COMPLACENT A CHANCE TO REMOVE THEMSELVES FROM THE STARK TIMES  OF 2017. FOR THOSE OF US WHO WERE AROUND IN THE 80'S A NICER TIME, NOT AS COMPLICATED, BUT SOON TO BE. 
ANYONE WITH A HEART WILL REMEMBER THIER FIRST CRUSH, THEIR FIRST LOVE.
MAYBE IT WILL EVEN INSPIRE US TO EXPLORE ROMANCE ONCE AGAIN?
THE ENDING CREDITS~ VISUALLY PERFECT AND HEARTBREAKING WILL GET TIMOTHEE CHALAMET AN ACADEMY AWARD.














BELLUM POLICAL SALON

11/22/2017







BELLUM IS LOVE

NOVEMBER 22ND 2017 WEDNESDAY 7:13AM