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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    “Why are you telling me this?

    “Because I thought you should know.”

    “Because you thought I should know?”

    “Because I wanted you to know. Because there's no one else I can say this to but you.

    Call Me By Your Name holds a special place in my heart and this is something very personal I feel the need to write. If you’re not interested just skip it. It took me a lot of courage to post this. Ok I will…

  • The Fall

    The Fall

    ★★★★½

    Awards 3, Rating 86

    “There's no happy ending with me.”
    “I still want to hear it.”

    I had some problems with the first act which I didn’t find really engaging. The real word narrative was simply not as interesting as what was happening in the fantasy world. It took a bit to catch my attention but then as the story continued, it gradually became better and better and I started loving it, especially the ending that left me an emotional…

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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★★

    Awards 6, Rating 94

    “Joe, wake up. It's a beautiful day.”

    Oh. My. God. Oh my fucking God. I think I did not blink once. I’m stunned. I wanted to see it again as soon as it ended. It left me speechless and not able to write a proper review so here some random thoughts. Lynne Ramsay’s direction is confident, sharp, provocative. She doesn't give you a second to breathe. Chapeaux. I really can’t wait to see more from her.…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Awards 9, Rating 100

     “I’m sick, aren’t I?”
    “I wish everyone was as sick as you”

    I know the infamous peach scene might seem a bit over-the-top, in my opinion it’s actually a truly poignant moment and I love how all was handled. First time I was perplexed too, I haven’t read the book so it came out of nowhere, but then I understood its meaning. The scene is so well-crafted by Guadagnino that when Elio says “I’m sick” you…