If you're looking for ways to muse about the meaninglessness of life but also have a little bit of fun while doing so, this is your movie. The stories are like clever jokes told by artful storytellers - you keep waiting for the punchline and, even when they are not necessarily earned, you laugh nonetheless. My favorite segment was the one with Liam Neeson and Harry Melling: with very few dialogues (and lines provided by Shakespeare, Shelley and Lincoln), it left me speechless.
Despite some scenes here and there, I was very glad this film avoided the customary biopic traps, deciding to concentrate more on the ultimate goal pursued by the central characters. There is little room for innovation or a more personal perspective (you feel the sense of SERIOUS HISTORY), but the view that DuVernay applies is straightforward, emotional and at time very powerful.
There are films that, even before you watch them, you know you’re going to fall in love with them. Then, there are also films that when you watch them, you know they’re going to stay with you forever. “Call Me By Your Name”, the latest masterpiece by Luca Guadagnino, falls into these two categories.
The screenplay, based on André Aciman’s novel, was written by the great James Ivory (also responsible for that other brilliant work of queer cinema, “Maurice”).…