View Poll Results: Call Me By Your Name

Voters
15. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yay

    12 80.00%
  • Nay

    3 20.00%
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 32 of 32

Thread: Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino)

  1. #26
    On the open range MadMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    A land of corn and technology
    Posts
    18,567
    Those shots were stunning, btw. Also that commentary is funny.

  2. #27
    In the belly of a whale Henry Gale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,531
    Quote Quoting Peng (view post)
    I'm usually not one to rewatch films with commentary, but between snippets I've seen from this and The Last Jedi, 2017 films might come with special features too good to ignore.
    Everything comes back around! Jordan Peele's Get Out was the first commentary I listened to in at least a year and it's super strong too! (As well as the deleted scenes and his discussion of those.) Also The Disaster Artist release that just came out is sure to be crazy as its commentary is by the two Francos with Greg Sestero and Tommy Wiseau.

    Naturally, as CMBYN is my favourite film of last year, I'm gonna need to own and listen to this soon.
    BlacKkKlansman (Lee, 2018) **** / 9.1
    Murder On The Orient Express (Branagh, 2017) *** / 8.3
    Mission: Impossible Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018) *** / 8.8
    Blindspotting (Estrada, 2018) *** / 8.4
    Leave No Trace (Granik, 2018) *** / 8.6
    Eighth Grade (Burnham, 2018) *** / 8.5
    Sorry To Bother You (Riley, 2018) **** / 9.2
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Bayona, 2018) ** / 5.9
    2001: A Space Odyssey [in 70mm] (Kubrick, 1968) **** / 10

  3. #28
    Super Moderator dreamdead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    5,701
    This wasn't quite as special for me as others found it. There's a meandering quality to this one that I expect makes it extraordinary for those who are 100% on its wavelength, but there were two or three instances where I waited for a scene to end the film only for it to continue. Guadagnino has perhaps his most successful direction here--even though I prefer the bombastic nature of I Am Love over this one--and the piano score works.

    If anything, I felt that Armie Hammer's character needed to be doing some more scholarly to justify the time in Italy; I realize that research is perhaps the least cinematic thing to be doing, but the film never truly established Hammer's credentials as a graduate student since there's so little of his professional work embedded in his time there. There's enough of an instance to establish the profession, but not in any depth or actuality. For a film that otherwise so clearly cares about moments, it was odd that there wasn't more of one on this front.
    Ant-Man and the Wasp - 5
    Hereditary - 7
    Won't You Be My Neighbor? - 7.5
    The Tale - 8

  4. #29
    Sunshine and peace Wryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Charleston
    Posts
    5,063
    I think there's enough of it in there, especially when it's certainly not the focus of the story. The discussion about the origins of the word apricot, the visit to the statue coming up out of the water, his various talk about papers printed off down in the square, etc., are meant to hint at that side. Plus they get to include snippets like that with the Perlmans and Elio around to also serve as character moments or push the relationships along at the same time.
    "How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home wine-making course and forgot how to drive?"

    --Homer

  5. #30
    Quote Quoting dreamdead (view post)
    This wasn't quite as special for me as others found it. There's a meandering quality to this one that I expect makes it extraordinary for those who are 100% on its wavelength, but there were two or three instances where I waited for a scene to end the film only for it to continue. Guadagnino has perhaps his most successful direction here--even though I prefer the bombastic nature of I Am Love over this one--and the piano score works.
    I feel similarly; it was fine for the most part, but was still a somewhat overly low-key experience for the most part, and it didn't really get emotional until the final 15 minutes, which were enough kicked the film up a notch for me (although I still didn't like it as much as I hoped to). Then again, it's a lot like the other, more "slice-of-life" Best Picture noms from last year (like it, Phantom Thread or Lady Bird) in the sense that I "just" liked them, and didn't love any of 'em, while the more fantastical noms like Dunkirk, The Shape Of Water, or even the rather divisive Three Billboards, I felt more fondly towards all of them, but I guess that just goes to show you, there's no predicting when and if you'll line up personally with overall critical consensuses, y'know?

  6. #31
    Cinematographer
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    1,144
    Obviously I love it, but I'm still wrapping my mind around Phantom Thread being described as "slice-of-life".
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

  7. #32
    Quote Quoting Peng (view post)
    Obviously I love it, but I'm still wrapping my mind around Phantom Thread being described as "slice-of-life".
    When compared to Dunkirk, Three Billboards, or Shape Of Water​? Absolutely, as far as I'm concerned.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
An forum