Call Me by Your Name ★★★★

Pretty damn great up until the final speech with the father, which, while still very moving and was actually the point in the film where I teared up a little bit considering how genuine the interaction between Chalamet and Stuhlbarg is, still feels overwritten and slows down the emotional through-line, along with how it feels like it goes on just a little too long after Chalamet makes that phone call to his mother. Other than that it's one of the best examples I can think of of a film that so intuitively understands the heartbreak of performance masking genuine emotional expression, the erotic tension within simple gestures and gazes, and the lingering sensation of the touch and taste of someone you love that remains long after they've gone.

We wasted so many days...

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