I don't know why it took me so long to watch this movie but for some reason, this moment in my life was the perfect time for this film. I've noticed that every Robin Williams movie I've watched, even if it's just clips, has become almost bittersweet. This was the same for this movie, but it still managed to touch my soul in a way that not many other movies have. This movie made me cry throughout and made me…
The modernization of a historical people and periods in an attempt to connect us to the past is always fun to enjoy and important culturally. It helps us contextualize the past and lets us feel our past more strongly. The way that Sofia Coppola modernizes the past here could almost be a precursor to the way that Lin Manuel Miranda modernizes the past in Hamilton (although she had everyone be white in this).
But to make a story about historical…
The movie seems to be whimsically satirical but is never smart about it. It's incredibly surface level and devolves into being the kind of video that people show you to guilt you for eating meat. It had some good moments and I think I had the most interest into Paul Dano's character and his team, although the movie still made it confusing whether we should like them or not. Overal, it was just alright but the ridiculousness was enough to keep watching.
I'm so frustrated by this movie. If you delved deep into my subconscious and pulled out what my favorite movie might include, Call Me By Your Name would have it all. The Italian scenery. The 1980s European fashion. The 80s synth pop. A gay romance that doesn't result in someone dying. A tenderness between two male characters not seen before on screen. A soundtrack by Sufjan Stevens. It's all there! A character wears a Talking Heads shirt for Christ sake!…