CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (2017)

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A film by : Luca Guadagnino

Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg 

Italy back in The 80’s , a romance will blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant aver the summer.

First love , the warm, sunny skies, gentle breezes and charming, tree-lined roads of northern Italy in the summer. what more do you want; Well two beautiful women massaging my body while I drink wine, I know I am dreaming but trust me it is going to happen soon. Just a feeling I got. Guadagnino takes us to they wonderful place where he is patient in telling you the story and you must be also as well. Not an easy thing to do I was wondering where this was going then he hit me. It’s the summer of 1983, and there’s nothing to do but read, play piano, learn about art and pick apricot and peaches and drink wine. Dam! life was so simple back then.

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (2017)

17-year-old Elio (Timothee Chalamet) visiting his family’s summer home with his parents: his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), a professor of Greco-Roman culture, and his mother (Amira Casar), a translator and hostess. Elio is growing up fast he is 17 years old who  has an intellect of an adult. An American doctoral student named Oliver (Armie Hammer) arrives for the annual internship Elio’s father offers .  It seems that Oliver has everything and that Elio doesn’t ,that’s what the director want you to think. However the two are going to test even push each other though out the summer. They flirt, they try to one up each other on Literature, art and music. Elio how ever tries to romance a french girl on vacation there but thing are no going to go so well at first it is and then Olivier happens. I think Elio knew who he is but denied it to himself that is why he tried to romance this girl. The all film is shot beautifully well on location with some nice setting. There is a sweetness between the two as the story develop especially toward the end. Both actors here are well into their characters that goes double for the Franco-American actor chalamet, there is a fluidity between his languages from French, to Italian and english. A different kind of love story this time between two men. the most beautiful scene here is toward the end when Elio’s father talks to him. Even the ending  felled so perfect.

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A SERIOUS MAN (2009)

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A film by : Ethan CoenJoel Coen.

Cast : Michael StuhlbargRichard KindSari Lennick

Bloomington, Minnesota, 1967: Jewish physics lecturer Larry Gopnik is a serious man. His wife is leaving him for his best friend. His son is listening to rock ‘n’ roll in Hebrew school. His daughter is stealing money for a nose job. His gun-nut neighbor  scare thee hell out of him. His brother-in-law is sleeping on the sofa. The wife of his other neighbor is sex-crazy ! Let me tell you where was that woman the sex crazed one in my neighborhood? I had the drunk frigid one next door to me.  what a dysfunctional  family where can I find one? I think this man need a pill or to see a doctor.  Michael Stuhlbarg this great actor that he is carries this picture very well. It is a dark comedy about a dude who is serious has a dysfunctional family and a sexy crazed sex neighbor on one side on the other a gun freak. well welcome to a wonderful movie. He ca not believe that is happening to him. Where can he find happiness ( simple on this one get a bimbo and a bottle a gin) , He is depressed and what else is going to go wrong?  I don’t know the Ass doctor who is going to move across the street. This film is a rich and funny. You will have a great time but remember it is a dark comedy from the Coen brother an intelligent dark comedy. 

 

A Serious Man

 

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