Can we have "high concept horror that knows how to deliver a perfect final scene starring a wide-eyed Emiily Blunt" as a genre of its own now?
Dealing with sexual diversity, showbiz, class struggle and the rise of Nazism in one film is no easy feat. But doing all that with this amount of honesty, depth (and also fun!) might seem almost impossible - not for Bob Fosse. All musicals have something bittersweet at their core, but the storyline here (taken from Christopher Isherwood's memoirs) delves with incredible subtlety into the dreams and disillusonment that hovers over each of the main characters.
All the cast is outstanding, but of course it is Liza Minnelli, in her star turning performance of Sally Bowles, who owns the film.
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 Guadagnino himself, Walter Fasano (taking the job of editor as well) and the great James…