Fifth about The Seventh

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name: Luca Guadagnino manufactured a film of great beauty: the locations in northern Italy are gorgeous, the music is elegant and alluring; Armie Hammer cuts an Adonisian figure. However delicately and softly the story unfurls, it’s nevertheless emotionally indifferent and lacking in conflict. Also, while Timothée Chalamet is very effective in creating a vulnerable, bored, annoyed and annoying teenager, his character doesn’t invite much sympathy for most of the film. The chemistry with Hammer (who is very fine in his role) is palpable, but only skin-deep. Michael Stuhlbarg is particularly touching in his one major scene. Director of photography Sayombhu Mukdeeprom captures the locations and the rich, precise art and costume design rather well; also, he is unafraid of the dark, making the night scenes feel right.

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