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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Bravo! Pure, passionate, cinematic perfection. Luca Guadagnino, an existential romantic on par with Bertolucci and Sorrentino, has done it again! ❤️


    "Call Me By Your Name" is something to behold. It affected me deeply. There's a rawness to it, and yet a profound lyricism. There's beauty in its introspective view of longing and observant search for affection, and still a ripe carnality to its depiction of the loss of sexual innocence. Multiple times throughout this beautiful affair, the movie took…

  • Greta

    Greta

    ★★★★

    Nobody flips a table like Isabelle Huppert!

    The premise and general plot machinations of “Greta” are well-navigated terrain. Think, “Fatal Attraction”, “Single White Female”, and particularly “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” (perhaps with a dash too, of Egoyan’s “Chloe” and writer/director Neil Jordan’s own too-harshly criticized “In Dreams” and “The Brave One”) and I think you get the idea. The result is a three-star script with four-star execution. You get a bravura camp performance by Isabelle Huppert, sexy vulnerability…